Champagne wrote on Twitter on Monday that "We stand in solidarity with our French friends".
We stand in solidarity with our French friends.— François-Philippe Champagne (FPC) 🇨🇦 (@FP_Champagne) October 26, 2020
Turkey’s recent comments about France are totally unacceptable. We must return to respectful diplomatic exchanges.
We will always stand together to defend freedom of expression with respect. @JY_LeDrian
Earlier on Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Turkish citizens to boycott French goods amid bilateral tensions over French President Emmanuel Macron's statements against radical Islam.
On Sunday, Paris condemned Ankara’s strongly worded reaction to Macron's statement against radical Islam and recalled its ambassador from Turkey for consultations.
On October 21, Macron delivered a speech during a commemoration ceremony for French history teacher Samuel Paty, who was brutally murdered by a radicalized teen. The president called for his country to "free Islam in France from foreign influence and strengthen control over the funding of mosques," and stressed that France would continue to defend freedom of expression and step up the battle against radical Islam.
On Saturday, Erdogan said that the French president disrespected millions of French Muslim citizens and "needed mental treatment." He added that the "manifestation of hostility to Islam means hostility to Turkey."
Macron said on Twitter on Sunday that "we will not give in, ever," adding, nonetheless, that France respected "all differences in a spirit of peace" but hate speech was unacceptable.
We will not give in, ever.— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) October 25, 2020
We respect all differences in a spirit of peace. We do not accept hate speech and defend reasonable debate. We will always be on the side of human dignity and universal values.