Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said He wishes France will soon get rid of President Emmanuel Macron.

He described the French president a burden on France, saying the country is enduring dangerous times upon his rule.

“Macron is a burden on France. Macron and France are going through a very dangerous period actually. My hope is that France gets rid of the Macron trouble as soon as possible,” Aljazeera quoted Erdogan.

Relations between France and Turkey have turned tense in recent months, over published Caricatures of Prophet Mohammad and Policy differences over Syria.

In October of this year, macron said Islam is “in crisis” globally, to which Erdogan reacted by joining the call to boycott French products.

Earlier, the same month, Erdogan said Macron needed a “mental health check” over his attitude towards Muslims.

Ankara and Paris have also traded accusations about their roles in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, clashed on the Libyan crisis, and the conflict between Greece and Turkey on Eastern Mediterranean exploration rights.

In a televised interview Friday, Macron appeared unwilling to be drawn into a new round of insults with Erdogan.

“I believe in respect… I think invective between political leaders is not a good method,” said Macron, according to France24.

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  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.