Turkey has condemned the knife attack on a church in France and offered condolences to the families of the victims.
It should be noted that in the French city of Nice, an attacker stabbed a woman in the throat and killed two people while injuring several others.
Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin condemned a deadly knife attack on a French church.
“We condemn the heinous terrorist attack in the Notre-Dame church in Nice,” he said on Twitter.
He said that the Turkish president and people expressed their condolences to the French people over the attack on the church.
“Terrorism has no religion, language or colour,” he said.
Le terrorisme n’a pas de religion, de langue ou de couleur. Nous lutterons avec résolution et dans la solidarité contre toute sorte de terrorisme et d’extrémisme.
— Ibrahim Kalin (@ikalin1) October 29, 2020
The Turkish presidential spokesman added that Turkey will fight against all forms of terrorism and extremism with determination and solidarity.
The attack on a church in France was described by the city’s mayor as a terrorist act.
French police also confirmed that police had arrested the attacker.
It should be noted that the condemnation of the attack on the church by Turkey came in such a time when the support of the French President for the blasphemous sketches came to light recently, which resulted in strong criticism and condemnation from the Muslim world.
Later, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested that Emmanuel Macron should undergo a psychiatric examination, after which France recalled its ambassador to Ankara for consultations.
The Turkish president also called on Muslim countries and Muslims to boycott French products.
Later, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on the escalating confrontation with France over blasphemous sketches that Western countries want to “resume the Crusades” by insulting Islam.
Addressing lawmakers from his party in parliament, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it was “a matter of honour” for us to stand up against attacks on the Prophet Muhammad and that Ankara may be preparing for a long confrontation.