Turkey is embroiled in a series of disputes with France and its EU partners, from tensions in the eastern Mediterranean to the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region. The spat has risen to new levels in recent months in France amid blasphemous content issued by Charlie Hebdo on Prophet Muhammad envoking Muslims all around the globe that let to crack down by France on Muslims after several attacks on its soil. “Macron is trouble for France. With Macron, France is passing through a very, very dangerous period. I hope that France will get rid of Macron trouble as soon as possible,” Erdogan told reporters after Friday prayers in Istanbul.