Turkey attracts young Muslim people flee France to cause of rising anti-Islamic sentiments in the country, the French media said Wednesday.
According to the article “Young French Muslims who chose expatriation with Erdoğan” published by Le Journal du Dimanche, Turkey attracts hundreds of living muslims in France for long years.
It has been indicated that many young French Muslims chose President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s country to migrate and settle in Turkey especially in the last five years. According to the article, these are usually religious, globalized and productive entrepreneurial profiles, and that they subscribe to the codes of Western modernity and capitalism.
Emphasizing that Turkey is not a randomly selected country for these Western Muslims, the article pointed out out so much young people of North African origin installed in the Gulf countries but that “economically developed Western and Muslim Turkey is increasingly a popular migration destination for qualified people in this category.”
The article is about story of 32-year-old Thibault, once a baker in Isere, France, who installed in Istanbul with his wife and two children a year and one half There are. Thibault decided to leave the country after discussions on Islam in France. He first went to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Norway before settling in Turkey. The couple first considered Egypt and Morocco, but preferred Turkey, which they felt closely matched their way of life.
YouTube phenomenon Fosil Mahani, who installed in Antalya in 2019, said of Turkey: “There is a dual culture here, European and Middle Eastern. It attracts me.” It was also declared that David Bizet, who is from city of Dijon in from eastern France and later converted to Islam, lived in Turkey since 2019.
The article reported that Facebook group “Migration to Turkey”, founded by Bizet in October 2020, has 2,000 members. Two weeks ago he shared a post saying: “It hasn’t even been a week since I’ve received messages from the French who settled in in Turkey or want settle down down.”
The New York Times also just published a report on the subject saying that many Muslims subject to discriminatory and Islamophobic treatment in France left the country in silence because they did not feel safe.
The article titled “The Quiet Flight of Muslims of France”, underlined that if the debate on migration was central in the next presidential campaigns in country, number of The number of Muslims leaving France was increasing day by day, a sign of a deep crisis.
Turkish officials have often stated that the rising anti-Islamic, xenophobic and anti-Turkish sentiments and discourse in Europe menace the Turks living in France the most.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said last year this western countries insist on take no action against growing anti-Islam sentiment and called on Turkish institutions must act on issues related to Muslims and Turks in those countries. Some European countries, notably France, have taken a hostile stance against Muslims in these last years.
Last year special commission in the French National Assembly approved the “charter of republican values of The Islam that was introduced last year by President Emmanuel Macron within the framework of the fight against “separatism”, scandalizing Muslims community. The legislation has been criticized for targeting Muslims in France community – the largest in Europe, with 3.35 millions of members – and imposing restrictions on many aspects of their lives. The law allows officials at intervene in mosques and associations responsible for their administration as well as financial control of Muslim-affiliated associations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).