Baku-APA. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has praised the world’s united stance against the Paris terror attacks and called for a similar stance against growing racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia in Europe, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
His comments came during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday, a day after an estimated two million people and scores of world leaders rallied in the French capital to protest against the attacks.
“It is a very important responsibility for us, the Europeans, to protect our culture by demonstrating a common stance against growing number of Islamophobic acts and attacks to the mosques around Europe, just as we have taken a united stance against the recent terror attacks,” Davutoglu said.
The Turkish and German prime ministers spoke after a meeting at the German Prime Ministry, a day after the two leaders attended the “Unity March” in Paris, paying tribute to 17 victims of the attacks in the French capital on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket.
The Turkish PM strongly condemned the terror attacks but underlined they should not be associated with Islam.
He stressed: "Terror organizations should be referred to by their names. If it is committed by Al Qaida, we should refer to Al Qaida."
"Terror and Islam should not be referred together. Similarly, we should refer it with Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism or Buddhism - otherwise we should fall into the trap of terrorists."