Istanbul / Anatolia
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a tweet via Twitter:
The level of racism, anti-Islam and total disregard for freedom of belief was evident in the storming of the “Mevlana Mosque” in Berlin.
Unfortunately, Europe has turned into an entity that fights differences after it considered itself a cradle of democracy, human rights and freedoms
Turkey will continue to fight racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia anywhere in the world, and by various means
On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the German police storming a mosque with shoes in the capital, Berlin.
He said in a tweet via Twitter, that the level of racism, anti-Islam and total disregard for freedom of belief was evident in the storming of the “Mevlana Mosque” in Berlin.
In this regard, the Turkish President stressed that “no pretext can legitimize the violation of the sanctity of places of worship.”
He expressed his regret at “the transformation of Europe into an entity that fights the differences it contains, after it had considered itself for many years as the cradle of democracy, human rights and freedoms.”
While he expressed his condolences to the group of worshipers who were in the mosque during its storming by the police.
He stressed that Turkey will continue to fight racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia anywhere in the world, by various means.
And on Wednesday, the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Berlin stated that the police conducted an inspection in 5 facilities and a mosque, as part of the ongoing investigations about donations that were collected illegally, during the spread of the Corona epidemic.
In this context, the police conducted a search operation in the “Maulana Mosque”, with the participation of 150 security personnel.
The operation coincided with the performance of the dawn prayers, during which the police officers stepped on the prayer rugs with their shoes, which sparked criticism of Muslims and the administration of the mosque.