President Erdogan: Turkey in solidarity with France

Turkish President Erdogan calls his French counterpart Hollande to express solidarity whilst Bulent Arinc, deputy Prime Minister also condemned the attacks.

President Erdogan: Turkey in solidarity with France
World Bulletin / News Desk
 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called his French counterpart Francois Hollande late Friday to express Turkey's solidarity with France. 

The Turkish president also offered his condolences to the victims’ families. Both presidents agreed to collaborate on anti-terrorism efforts. 

On Wednesday, three masked gunmen attacked the offices of 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.

Hollande told Erdogan that France knows "Turkey is standing with us." The French president also said that terrorists aim to harm his country's "social peace" by creating confusion over Islam, but that the people of France will not be deceived by their goals. 

Deputy PM Arinc condemns Paris attacks

Turkey's Deputy PM Bulent Arinc condemned Wednesday's terror attack in France, calling for a struggle against terrorism across the world.

"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.

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.

 

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