Turkey opposes using expression “Christian terrorism”

Türkiye Materials 18 March 2019 10:51 (UTC +04:00)
Turkey opposes using the expression “Christian terrorism”
Turkey opposes using expression “Christian terrorism”

Baku, Azerbaijan, March 18

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkey opposes using the expression “Christian terrorism”, said Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay, who is visiting New Zealand, commenting on the recent terror attack in New Zealand mosques against Muslims, Trend reports March 18 with reference to the Turkish media.

Despite that the terrorist who opened fire at people in one of the mosques had religious views, it is wrong to associate his actions with Christianity, Oktay noted.

He didn’t rule out that certain forces stand behind the terror attack in the mosques of New Zealand.

Oktay and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu flew to New Zealand on March 16.

According to latest reports, 50 people have been killed, and 20 seriously injured, after gunmen opened fire at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on March 15. Four suspects were detained.

An Australian citizen of ultra-right views - Brenton Tarrant, a native of Australia's Grafton opened fire at one of the mosques. He streamed the attack online, and before the attack, published a 37-page manifesto, in which he called his actions a terrorist attack.


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