Turkey’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director for EU Affairs, Ambassador Faruk Kaymakci, called countries around the world to unite and cooperate in order to combat Islamophobia and xenophobia.
Speaking at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Kaymakci explained that the recent racist attack in Hanau, Germany, reflects the serious global level of Islamophobia and xenophobia.
“We lost four Turkish citizens in this act of racism and hostility towards Islam,” he said.
Last week, Tobias Rathjen, a German citizen, entered two shisha bars in Germany’s Hanau, and opened fire on the customers, known to be from a range of immigrant communities.
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