Deputy PM Arinc condemns French magazine shooting
Turkey's Deputy PM Bulent Arinc condemned Wednesday's terror attack in France, calling for a struggle against terrorism across the world anadolu Agency reported
"Those who kill people randomly around the world with the aim of terrorism are murderers," said Arinc in a television program aired in the western province of Bursa late on Friday.
Arinc said that fighting terrorism cannot be achieved by one country on its own, adding that a joint effort against terrorism is needed around the world.
He also said that Turkey's closest friends, Afghanistan and Pakistan, have been hit by terrorism and that terror acts happened even in Bangladesh and India.
Turkey deems those who commit violence with guns as terrorists, regardless of their religion, identity or skin color, said Arinc.
He also warned that the French shootings may cause further problems if mosques, bearded men or veiled women become targets of hate. Arinc called on politicians and media outlets to avoid hate speech.
On Wednesday, three masked gunmen attacked the offices of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people.
Footage showing the attackers shooting a policeman outside the magazine's offices sent shock waves across the world.