Official responses from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have countered Erdogan’s campaign.
Still, Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s anti-French campaign is dangerous in several ways. First of all, it endangers French lives - abroad and perhaps even in France - at a time when fanaticism has just struck again, this time in Nice. It can alienate sections of public opinion in countries that are important to France. It could also find an echo in the Anglo-Saxon world, given the incomprehension that the notion of French-style secularism arouses in countries like the United States.