• A clip showing French President Francois Hollande giving a cold shoulder to the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is being shared widely.Video Screenshot
  • French President Francois Hollande went around hugging all the world leaders but when it came to the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu he quickly gave a curt handshake and moved on.Video Screenshot
  • An estimated three million attended the Paris march on Sunday.Reuters
  • World leaders participate in the Paris march on Sunday.Reuters

A video clip from Sunday's Paris march that shows French President Francois Hollande greeting Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu among other world leaders who attended the rally has gone viral online.

The video clip, which is being shared widely among Turkish and Kurdish online users, shows Hollande formally shaking hands with Davutoglu even as he hugged other world leaders.

At the start of the Paris march, which was attended by more than 40 world leaders, Hollande thanked everyone for sharing his country's grief over the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

However, the video that shows Hollande and Davutoglu shaking hands has been picked up by Turkish and Kurdish online users.

It is unclear why the video has become a talking point but the presence of the Turkish leader in the rally had symbolic meanings.

While popular anger against Charlie Hebdo's cartoons was rife in Turkey before the attack on the magazine, in France, Turkey was often seen as sympathising with the Islamic State (ISIS) militants.

There have also been reports that Hayat Boumeddiene, a woman suspected to be part of the terror ring that launched attacks in Paris, may have fled to Syria via Turkey.

Many press freedom activists at the rally had also frowned on the presence of leaders from countries with poor media freedom records, including Turkey.

Speaking to reporters at the Turkish embassy, Davutoglu said on Sunday there should be no double standards when it comes to denouncing attacks on mosques and standing up against Islamophobia.

He supported French President Francois Hollande's comments that terrorists who carried out the horrendous acts in Paris have "nothing to do with the Muslim religion."

Davutoglu added that Paris society should find out what drove the gunmen, who grew up in Paris, to commit such attacks, Russia Today reported.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, among others, joined hands to denounce the terror attacks.

The Paris march began at Place de la Republique and headed towards Place de la Nation, approximately three kilometres away.

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