Turkish FM condemns German shootings

Turkish FM condemns German shootings
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  • calendar-gray 20 February 2020

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu criticized the attack, saying the attacks will not only hurt migrants, APA reports citing Hurriyet Daily News.

“Today it is Muslims who are targeted, but tomorrow this tendency will change, even has started changing. Ethnic racism has started coming to the forefront,” he said.

“If European countries fail to stop racism, conflicts will start. This conflict may drag Europe into massive chaos," he added.

Note that according to the Turkish Ambassador to Berlin Ali Kemal Aydin, five of those who have been killed in Hanau are Turkish citizens. At least 10 people have been killed after two shootings at shisha bars in the German town of Hanau. The perpetrator, identified as 43-year-old Tobias R., was found dead in his home late. 

Hanau is located around 20 kilometers east of Frankfurt and has a population of nearly 100,000.

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