As the recalled French Ambassador noted, “every crisis is an opportunity.”
French protests during COVID-19 have been one of the only constants the country could expect in this unprecedented year.
Countries have yet to escape the grasps of their former colonizers as new foreign powers flock to the continent to install their own systems of extortion, in particular France and China.
The international community, however, sees this reproval of Macron as an attempt by Turkey to assert itself as a regional hegemon while using the veil of Islamophobia to gain public support. This assertion has been furthered by Turkey’s continued involvement in the conflicts of Libya, Yemen, and Armenia.