The row added another layer to a series of ongoing Turkish-French disputes as well as personal clashes between Erdogan and Macron. The French company Renault is reportedly one of the leading vehicle brands by sales in the country.
The number isn't like that at all, President Sisi said, as he attended a ceremony to mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, celebrated every year by some Muslims in the Hijri month of Rabi' Al-Awwal.
Iran is among the many Muslim nations criticizing Macron. "It is recommended to exercise the greatest vigilance, especially while travelling, and in places that are frequented by tourists or expatriate communities", the advisory stated.
Turkish presidential communications director Fahrettin Altun said "Macron's anti-Muslim agenda is bearing fruit!". The French Council for the Muslim Faith denounced the history teacher's murder as "a betrayal of the message of the prophet" but said "forcing [the cartoons] on everyone by projecting them on public buildings or showing them to children in a compulsory education setting is another thing".
Paris: France is increasing security at religious sites as the interior minister said Tuesday that the country faces a "very high" risk of terrorist threats, amid growing geopolitical tensions following the beheading of a teacher who showed his class caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.
Any depiction of the Prophet is forbidden in Islam.
Under normal circumstances, France's ambassador would have been summoned, but he has been recalled to Paris for consultations in a further sign of the deteriorating diplomatic relations between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.
The French government called for these campaigns to stop immediately in a statement that further angered boycott advocates because of its patronizing tone.
The Grand Imam of Egypt's al-Azhar university, one of the world's most eminent seats of Muslim learning, also called on the global community to criminalise "anti-Muslim" actions.
The event shook France, deepening the debate over state policies impacting its Muslim minority, with French leaders banning an Islamist group named after a co-founder of the Hamas movement on October 21.
French government spokesman Gabriel Attal said the country would not back down in the face of what he called "efforts of destabilization, of intimidation".
The news that two of Europe's largest economies were partially locking down again sent world stock markets lower and came after Ireland imposed less drastic measures last week.
"This same law doesn't force anyone to like them nor does it forbid anybody from hating them", he said.