19-03-2019 11:54:32

“Terror and terrorists have 'no religion, no race, no geography'

Vice President Fuat Oktay made a speech during his visit to New Zealand.

Vice President Fuat Oktay on Monday called on the world to stop promoting "provocative language" in wake of Friday's terror attacks at two mosques in New Zealand.

"We have to start using a different language. The whole world has to stop promoting some type of provocative language," Oktay told reporters along with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

Oktay and Cavusoglu are on a two-day visit to Christchurch city in an effort to underline Turkey's firm stance against Islamophobia and xenophobia, as well as to show its solidarity with New Zealand upon deadly terror attacks.

At least 50 people were killed when a terrorist opened fire on worshippers during Friday prayers at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch.

Oktay said terror and terrorists have "no religion, no race, and no geography".

Oktay and Cavusoglu visited the injured people, including three Turks, at the hospital.