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    The row between Turkey and France over Islam and free speech is turning into a trade battle. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a number of Arab countries have called for a boycott of French goods. While France has withdrawn its ambassador from Turkey, tensions over the issue are flying high in the Muslim world.

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