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Prince William visits Christchurch mosque

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal</p> <p>LONDON (AA) – Prince William on Friday visited the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, where 50 Muslims were killed by a terrorist last month. </p> <p>He arrived in the country on Thursday to pay his respects on Anzac Day — a day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand — to commemorates those who died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.</p> <p>The Duke of Cambridge spoke of grief and defeating hate with love, as he met some of the survivors of the terror attack, according to a report by BBC. </p> <p> New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Imam Gamal Fouda accompanied the prince during the mosque visit, on the second day of his somber and low-key visit to New Zealand. He called for defeating all forms of extremism and praised the compassionate approach the community, country and prime minister took in the aftermath of the shootings. </p> <p>Referring to the far-right gunman behind the shootings, Prince William said he had come to New Zealand to &quot;help you show the world that he failed&quot;. He said a &quot;terrorist attempted to sow division and hatred in a place that stands for togetherness and selflessness.”</p> <p> &quot;On March 15, tragedy unfolded in this room. A terrorist attempted to sow division and hatred in a place that stands for togetherness and selflessness,” he said. </p> <p>Narrating his own experience on the day of bombing, the prince said when he woke up to the news in London on the morning of March 15, he could not believe it. “An unspeakable hate had unfolded in New Zealand, a country of peace. And it had unfolded in Christchurch — a city — that has endured so much more, than its fair share of hardship. When it was confirmed that 50 New Zealand Muslims had been killed, while peacefully worshipping, I just could not believe the news,” he said.</p> <p>He described people of New Zealand looking out to the world with optimism. “You have a famous strength of character, you have a warm-hearted interest, about cultures, religion and people thousands of miles from your shores. You acknowledge, debate and grapple with your own cultural history, in a way that has no other parallel in any other nation,” he added. </p> <p>Hinting at the loss of his own mother, Princess Diana, the prince referred to having to deal with his own grief. “What I realize is that of course, grief can change your outlook, you don't ever forget the shock, the sadness and the pain. But I do not believe that grief changes who you are,” he said. Praising citizens for standing together in a moment of pain, he added that the grief can reveal depths and burst bubbles of complacency and help to live up to the values.</p> <p>Earlier, the prince met 4-year-old Alen Alsati — who was injured in the attack and woke from a coma earlier this week — at Starship Children's Hospital, according to the report. </p> <p>William travelled to New Zealand on behalf of the Queen, who is considered as the head of state in that country. </p> <p>At least 50 Muslim worshippers were massacred, with as many injured, in a white supremacist terror attack by an Australian-born man on two mosques in Christchurch on March 15.

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Prens William'dan Nur Camisi'ne ziyaret

LONDRA (AA) – İngiltere tahtının ikinci sıradaki varisi Prens William, terör saldırısına hedef olan Yeni Zelanda'nın Christchurch kentindeki Nur Camisi'ni ziyaret etti.

İngiliz kamu yayın kuruluşu BBC'nin haberine göre, 2 günlük Yeni Zelanda turu kapsamında Christchurch kentindeki Nur Camisi'ni ziyaret eden William, camilere yönelik terör saldırısını “tasviri imkansız bir nefret eylemi” diye nitelendirdi.

Aşırı sağcı teröristin amacına ulaşmakta başarısız olduğunu göstermek için camiyi ziyaret ettiğini belirten William, “Terörist, diğerkamlığı ve beraberliği simgeleyen bir yere nefret ve bölünmüşlük ekmeye teşebbüs etti.” dedi.

Yeni Zelanda halkının terör saldırılarına verdiği tepkiyi de öven William, “Keskin bir ıstırap anında, dik ve birlikte durdunuz. Bir trajediye verdiğiniz tepkiyle, takdire şayan bir şey başardınız.” ifadelerini kullandı.

Prens William’a cami ziyaretinde Yeni Zelanda Başbakanı Jacinda Ardern eşlik etti.

William’ın cami saldırılarından sağ kurtulan Müslümanlarla da bir araya geldiği bildirildi.

İngiltere Kraliçesi 2. Elizabeth Yeni Zelanda'nın da devlet başkanı konumunda bulunuyor.

Prens William, babası Prens Charles'ın ardından İngiltere tahtı için ikinci sıradaki varis olarak taht sırasını bekliyor.

Yeni Zelanda’nın Christchurch kentindeki Nur ve Linwood camilerine 15 Mart'ta düzenlenen terör saldırılarında 50 kişi hayatını kaybetmiş, 3’ü Türk vatandaşı 50 kişi yaralanmıştı.

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Turkish FM urges 'sincerity' in counter-terrorism

By Tugcenur Yilmaz and Zuhal Demirci</p> <p>ANKARA (AA) – A &quot;sincere&quot; combat against terrorism will prevent all kinds of terrorist attacks regardless of its motivation, Turkish foreign minister said on Tuesday.</p> <p>“If we are sincere in our fight against terrorism, and unite against any kind of terrorism, there will be no similar attacks as in Christchurch [in New Zealand] or Sri Lanka,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said in Ankara, Turkey’s capital.</p> <p>His remarks came during a joint news conference alongside Didier Reynders, Belgian minister of foreign affairs and European affairs.

On March 15, at least 50 Muslim worshippers were massacred and as many injured in an alleged white supremacist terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch, while multiple terror attacks on churches and hotels left at least 310 people dead in different parts of Sri Lanka.

“We are against all the terror groups of FETO, the PKK, the YPG and Daesh, and we are fighting against all, ” he added.

Reynders, for his part, said that Turkey and Belgium need to share more information in fighting terrorism.

Turkey and Belgium have been allies for a long time, he added.

Reynders also stressed that Belgium immediately condemned the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, and reiterated that the PKK is considered a terrorist group by the EU.

FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup attempt of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist group by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU. It has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including numerous civilians, in its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey.

– Trilateral ministerial meeting

Cavusoglu said the top diplomats of both countries agreed to hold a trilateral ministerial meeting of Turkey and Belgium after Belgian federal election on May 26.

The third meeting of Turkey-Belgium Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Interior took place in Ankara on March 9, 2016.

The first and second trilateral meetings at ministerial level were held in Istanbul in 2008 and in Brussels in 2013.

“The amount and number of investments are increasing, but we know that we are behind our potential,” Cavusoglu said, stressing the importance of the Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO).

In addition to encouraging diversity and investment in trade between the two countries, Cavusoglu said that maintaining cooperation between Belgian and Turkish companies in third-party countries, especially in Africa and Iraq, could increase the bilateral trade volume.

– Sanctions on Iranian oil

Cavusoglu said the U.S. move to end sanctions waivers on countries importing oil from Iran would have negative effects on all countries.

“We support an international system and multilateralism established under the rules of law, ” Cavusoglu said, adding that putting a pressure on everyone to abide by a single country's decision is “a move that does not fit the international diplomatic maturity”.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration reimposed sanctions on Iranian oil exports in November after the president pulled out of the 2015 Iran Nuclear deal between Tehran, Washington, and five other countries.

The administration then announced it would give 180-day waivers, called Significant Reduction Exceptions (SREs), to eight countries to help them wean off their supply of Iranian oil, including China, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey. On Monday, the U.S. announced that it would end sanctions waivers on those countries.

Reynders, for his part, said that many companies are experiencing difficulties due to the U.S. sanctions.

He added: “There are some activities at European level to continue business activities with Iran and to avoid these sanctions. ”

“We are not a party to the U.S. sanctions and we will, of course, check the correct implementation of the rules with the agreement on Iran, ” he added.

* Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur and Jeyhun Aliyev

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Diyanet İşleri Başkanı Erbaş terör saldırısının mağdurlarıyla görüştü

CHRISTCHURCH/MELBOURNE (AA) – Yeni Zelanda’nın Christchurch kentinde taziye ziyaretlerinde bulunan Diyanet İşleri Başkanı Prof. Dr. Ali Erbaş, terör saldırısında hayatını kaybedenlerin aileleri ve yaralıların yakınlarıyla bir araya geldi.

Christchurch kentindeki Nur ve Linwood camilerine geçen ay düzenlenen terör saldırılarında hayatını kaybedenlerin yakınlarının yanı sıra saldırıdan yaralı kurtulanlarla kahvaltıda bir araya gelen Erbaş, yakından ilgilendiği misafirlerine taziye ve başsağlığı dileklerini iletti.

Türkiye olarak Yeni Zelanda’ya binlerce kilometre uzakta olmalarına rağmen masum Müslümanlara karşı yapılan terör saldırısında mağdur olanların yaşadığı acıları yakından hissettiklerini vurgulayan Erbaş, “Buradaki siz Müslüman kardeşlerimizin başına gelen bu olaydan dolayı çok büyük bir üzüntü hissettik. Şehitlerimize rahmet, yaralılarımıza acil şifalar diliyorum. ” dedi.

Tüm dünyada tepki çeken terör saldırısında teröristin ikinci hedefi olan Linwood Camisi'ne girişini engelleyerek can kaybının artmasını önleyen ve “Kahraman ” olarak bilinen Afganistan asıllı Abdul Aziz, kahvaltı sonrasında AA muhabirine, “Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı heyeti bu zamanda ihtiyaç duyduğumuz sevgiyi bizimle paylaştı, Sayın Başkana ailesini bırakıp, buralara kadar bizimle kederimizi paylaşmaya geldiği için teşekkür ediyoruz. ” diye konuştu.

Nur Camisi'nde yaralanan ve halen yoğun bakımda tedavi gören Zekeriya Tuyan’ın eşi, çocukları, anne ve babasının da katıldığı program, hayatını kaybedenler için okunan duanın ardından sona erdi.

  • “Yeni Zelanda dünyaya örnek oldu “

Daha sonra Yeni Zelanda Etnik Topluluklar Bakanı Jenny Salesa’yla da bir araya gelen Diyanet İşleri Başkanı Erbaş, ev sahibi bakandan terör saldırısının ardından mağdurlar ve yakınlarına verilen destekler hakkında bilgi aldı.

Yeni Zelanda hükümetinin saldırı sonrasında aldığı pozitif tavrın tüm dünyaya örnek olduğunu dile getiren Erbaş, “Yeni Zelanda Başbakanı ve bakanlarla birlikte bütün yetkililerin seferber olmaları ve bu acıyı yaşayan insanlara, onların yakınlarına sahip çıkmaları ve bu olayın karşısında çok sert bir tepki göstererek katile verilebilecek cezayı vermelerinden dolayı teşekkür ediyoruz. Bu konuda dünyaya örnek olduğunuzu yeniden ifade etmek istiyoruz. ” dedi.

Saldırı sonrasında Türkiye’nin desteklerinden duyduğu memnuniyeti dile getiren Bakan Jenny Salesa, “Sizin vasıtanızla Cumhurbaşkanı (Recep Tayyip) Erdoğan’a, Cumhurbaşkanı Yardımcısı (Fuat Oktay) ve Dışişleri Bakanı'na (Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu) teşekkür etmek istiyorum. Onlarla birlikte olan heyet saldırının ertesinde Christchurch’e geldiler, buraya gelip bizimle birlikte olduğunuzu gösterdiğiniz için teşekkür ediyoruz. ” şeklinde konuştu.

Bakanla görüşmesinin ardından Yeni Zelanda’daki temaslarını tamamlayan Erbaş ve berberindeki heyet, Avustralya’nın Melbourne kentine geçti.

  • Melbourne'de vatandaşlarla buluşma

Diyanet İşleri Başkanı Erbaş Melbourne’de Türk vatandaşlarıyla buluştu.

Melbourne havalimanında Melbourne Başkonsolos Vekili Osman İlhan Şener ve Türk İslam Derneklerinin yöneticileri ve din görevlileri tarafından karşılanan Başkan Erbaş, Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı bünyesinde faaliyet gösteren Thomastown ve Broadmeadows camilerinde vatandaşlarla bir araya geldi. Her iki camide de yoğun ilgiyle karşılaşan Erbaş, daha sonra Victoria Eyaleti Küçük İşletmeler Bakanı Adem Kubilay Somyürek ve Türk İslam Derneklerinin yöneticileriyle Melbourne Başkonsolosluğu konutunda buluştu.

Erbaş, Melbourne’deki temaslarını yarın Türk İslam Derneklerine yapacağı ziyaretlerle sürdürecek.

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‘Turkey plays active role in confronting Islamophobia’

By Nilay Kar Onum</p> <p>ISTANBUL (AA) – A U.S.-based academic has praised Turkey for its role in combating Islamophobia.</p> <p>“Turkey has actually taken a very active role in confronting Islamophobia. I also think the way it’s being done is very impressive,” said Anne Norton, Professor of Political Science and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, speaking exclusively to Anadolu Agency.</p> <p> “I also think that because Turkey has such a rich heritage between East and West.”</p> <p>Norton was speaking on the sidelines of the 2nd International Conference on Islamophobia at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University which runs for three days. </p> <p>Last month, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held an emergency meeting in Istanbul at the request of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the term president of the block, to combat anti-Muslim hatred in the wake of the March 15 terrorist attacks on two mosques in New Zealand. </p> <p>At least 50 Muslim worshippers were massacred and as many injured when a man opened fire during Friday prayers at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch. </p> <p>Norton said people have become more “accepting” across the world, despite some “horrible incidents”. </p> <p>“For example, in German groceries, it is very easy to find Turkish foods. In the U.S., most of the meat now is halal. It’s just for everyone, because why not?</p> <p>“Little things like this show that people are becoming more accepting, even though we have to confront these horrible incidents like Christchurch, which is really devastating,” she said. </p> <p><br>

  • New Zealand’s response

Norton said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's response to the attacks was “fabulous”.

“For example, the fact that she covered her hair I thought indicated that ‘this is one country, and I am your fellow citizen, and I am your prime minister’.

“I think she was not just saying but also demonstrating that ‘Islam is a part of New Zealand, and we are a country together, and Islam has a place here’.”

Just after the attacks, hundreds of people gathered in front of the mosques to pay tribute to the victims as Ardern called for unity and solidarity with the Muslim community.

Less than a month after the massacre, New Zealand’s Parliament overwhelmingly passed a bill restricting the use of semiautomatic weapons.

Mentioning a rise in authoritarianism in Europe and the U.S., Norton said, “In general, democracy is much better for Islam. I think Islam is itself a more open and democratic religion.”

“I think democracy is very good at accepting people, but authoritarian leaders are not. They are always dangerous, but they are particularly dangerous for minorities.”

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‘Turkey plays active role in confronting Islamophobia’

By Nilay Kar Onum</p> <p>ISTANBUL (AA) – A U.S.-based academic has praised Turkey for its role in combating Islamophobia.</p> <p>“Turkey has actually taken a very active role in confronting Islamophobia. I also think the way it’s being done is very impressive,” said Anne Norton, Professor of Political Science and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, speaking exclusively to Anadolu Agency.</p> <p> “I also think that because Turkey has such a rich heritage between East and West.”</p> <p>Norton was speaking on the sidelines of the 2nd International Conference on Islamophobia at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University which runs for three days. </p> <p>Last month, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held an emergency meeting in Istanbul at the request of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the term president of the block, to combat anti-Muslim hatred in the wake of the March 15 terrorist attacks on two mosques in New Zealand. </p> <p>At least 50 Muslim worshippers were massacred and as many injured when a man opened fire during Friday prayers at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch. </p> <p>Norton said people have become more “accepting” across the world, despite some “horrible incidents”. </p> <p>“For example, in German groceries, it is very easy to find Turkish foods. In the U.S., most of the meat now is halal. It’s just for everyone, because why not?</p> <p>“Little things like this show that people are becoming more accepting, even though we have to confront these horrible incidents like Christchurch, which is really devastating,” she said. </p> <p><br>

  • New Zealand’s response

Norton said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's response to the attacks was “fabulous”.

“For example, the fact that she covered her hair I thought indicated that ‘this is one country, and I am your fellow citizen, and I am your prime minister’.

“I think she was not just saying but also demonstrating that ‘Islam is a part of New Zealand, and we are a country together, and Islam has a place here’.”

Just after the attacks, hundreds of people gathered in front of the mosques to pay tribute to the victims as Ardern called for unity and solidarity with the Muslim community.

Less than a month after the massacre, New Zealand’s Parliament overwhelmingly passed a bill restricting the use of semiautomatic weapons.

Mentioning a rise in authoritarianism in Europe and the U.S., Norton said, “In general, democracy is much better for Islam. I think Islam is itself a more open and democratic religion.”

“I think democracy is very good at accepting people, but authoritarian leaders are not. They are always dangerous, but they are particularly dangerous for minorities.”

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Turkish film on NZ terror attack stresses rule of law

By Aise Humeyra Bulovali</p> <p>ISTANBUL (AA) – A Turkish director stressed the necessity of the rule of law Friday in a short film on last month’s terror attack in New Zealand against two mosques.</p> <p>Koray Demir pinpointed the Christchurch attack where at least least 50 Muslims, including four children, were killed by Australian-born terrorist Brenton Tarrant's rifle by shattering the weapon to pieces after being shot by a pen.</p> <p>Demir told Anadolu Agency he made “Law for Humanity — New Zealand Attack” to slam the attack and highlight: &quot;Words cut more than swords.&quot;</p> <p>He said he gathered the crew to voice their feelings about the film on the &quot;brutal&quot; terror attack and everyone needs the law — it's impossible to live together unless it is protected.</p> <p>&quot;So in this film we mentioned Charter of Medina, Magna Carta, United States Declaration of Independence and Universal Declaration of Human Rights — the documents symbolizing the basis of living together,&quot; Demir said and urged users believing in the rule of law to sharing his film on social media to promote awareness.</p> <p>&quot;Law for humanity will win. It has to,” is seen at the end of the one minute, 26 second film. “For the immortal memory of the victims of Christchurch and Great People of New Zealand. From your Muslim friends. Protect the law for humanity.&quot;</p> <p>This film has been published in Turkish, English and Arabic and can be found on social media.</p> <p> </p> <p>*Writing by Can Erozden</p> <p> </p> <p>

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UK Muslims call for action against rising Islamophobia

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal </p> <p>LONDON (AA) – Muslims are calling for action from the British government after a nearly 600% rise in Islamophobic hate crimes in the U.K. following last month's New Zealand terrorist attacks.</p> <p>“The issue of Islamophobia isn't an abstract issue anymore,” said Mohamed Mahmoud, the imam of the East London Mosque.</p> <p>“Certain individuals from certain parties have said before that there is a perception among the Muslim community that Islamophobia exists within certain parties,” Mahmoud told Anadolu Agency.</p> <p>“It can't be the case that 3 million Muslims all falsely perceive something, and the reality is that Islamophobia has been proven to be a concerted effort, a campaign not of merely inciting hatred but of inciting violence and encouraging it against Muslims in the U.K., in Europe and as far as New Zealand.”</p> <p>Mahmoud said the community is worried that there will be copycat attacks following last month’s attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 51 worshippers and wounding dozens more.</p> <p>“We ask God that obviously nothing on that scale occurs anywhere else in the world, let alone here in the U.K.”

– Recognizing Islamophobia

Mahmoud said the first thing the government must do is recognize that Islamophobia is not a minor issue but a major one.

“It's a major issue that affects the security of over 3 million Muslims here in the U.K., and it affects the very fabric of society in the U.K.,” he said.

He said another thing to be done is providing sufficient funding to safeguard the Muslim community in the U.K.

“Not because they're unable to protect themselves, but because the authorities … it's in their hands to protect those whom they govern,” he said.

– Stamping out Islamophobia

He said another thing that must be done is to stamp out Islamophobia in any party and not allow a platform for it where it is normalized and becomes mainstream to the extent that it is an acceptable discussion to have, where in fact it is not an issue of legitimate concern or grievance.

“It's inciting violence against a group that are being demonized and dehumanized and vilified by Islamophobia.”

Mahmoud said Islamophobia is not a complaint about the conduct of a few people but a campaign to legitimize the murder of people who are viewed as non-human, which seemed to be the case in Christchurch, where even women and children were killed without any sympathy or regard for human life and its sanctity.

“That's only carried out by somebody who doesn’t view Muslims as human beings, who equates them with animals or even less than animals, as even animals are given rights and there are campaigns for their protection.

“It's a difficult issue, and it requires principled individuals who exercise equality across the board and do not suffice themselves with rhetoric and with soundbites but follow through with action. That means to hold people accountable — even if that person held accountable is an MP,” he said.

He said these expressions of hate and campaigns to dehumanize a group of people cannot be accepted by any society or community anywhere in the world.

“It's not asking for much. It's not asking for special treatment. It's a demand to be equated with every other group and with all other peoples in this country and globally.”

– Rising anti-Muslim hatred

Abdullah Faliq, head of research at the Cordoba Foundation, said Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred are rising across Europe.

“We saw recently what happened in New Zealand, and following that, there were attacks on mosques even in this country, in Birmingham,” he told Anadolu Agency.

Faliq said the government has a role, and that role is to empower Muslim communities and also to seek out the root cause of the problem.

“It's not a point of just dealing with the symptoms but the root cause. So what they have to do, the government, is to enable the communities — the Muslim community in particular — to increase their own security, to recognize the problem that exists, Islamophobia, and the root cause and deal with that, pass laws to prohibit hate speech,” he said.

Faliq said that right now, white supremacist attacks and racism are on the rise, and that has been ignored until very recently.

“So what happened in New Zealand is a wake-up call. We feel the government can work with the community, the Muslim community, the wider community to deal with this issue,” he said.

“You can never rule out anything.

“We did not expect the scale of the attack in New Zealand. We knew there is Islamophobia, there are attacks, but the scale of New Zealand was really a shock.

“It's a massacre, to be honest.”

Faliq said there is fear in the Muslim community.

“But we mustn't let this fear control our lives. We mustn't let this fear make us become isolated. We must go better our lives, go to the masjid [mosque] more, engage with people more. But it needs to be addressed.”

Between March 15 – the day of the terrorist attacks in Christchurch – and March 21, Muslims were threatened with direct reference to the horrific attack in 85 of the 95 recorded anti-Muslim incidents.

The incidents targeting Muslims in the U.K. included verbal and physical abuse as well as vandalism.

Since the Christchurch attacks, six mosques were attacked by thugs using sledgehammers in Birmingham, and scores of Muslim men and women were targets of abuse on the streets of London.

An Islamic school was also targeted in Newcastle, and the perpetrators broke windows and damaged some copies of the Quran.

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“Yeni Zelanda'da gördüklerimiz siyasetteki zehirli dilin sonucu”

BİRLEŞMİŞ MİLLETLER (AA) – Birleşmiş Milletler (BM) Mülteciler Yüksek Komiseri Filippo Grandi, Yeni Zelanda'nın Christchurch kentinde 50 kişinin ölümüne neden olan iki camiye yönelik terör saldırısının ''siyasetteki zehirli dilden'' kaynaklandığını söyledi.

Grandi, BM Güvenlik Konseyi'nde yaptığı konuşmada, bugün dünya genelinde benzeri görülmemiş mülteci ve göç sorununa dikkati çekerek, yerlerinden edilmiş yaklaşık 70 milyon mülteci ve göçmenin çoğunun ''insan kaynaklı çatışmaların'' kurbanı olduğunu ifade etti.

Mültecilerin çoğu zaman da siyasette hedef alındığına değinen Grandi, ''Siyaset dilinde, medyada, sosyal medyada, hatta günlük konuşmalarda bile böylesine zehirli bir söylem görmemiştim. Yeni Zelanda'da Christchurch'te gördüklerimiz siyasetteki zehirli dilin sonucudur.'' dedi.

Dünyadaki mültecilerin yüzde 85'inin yoksul ve gelişmekte olan ülkelerde bulunduğunu söyleyen Grandi, bu ülkelere desteğin artırılması çağrısı da yaptı.

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New Zealand massacre suspect appears in court

By Recep Sakar</p> <p>MELBOURNE (AA) – The man accused of carrying out last month’s terrorist attacks on two New Zealand mosques appeared Friday for a hearing at the Christchurch High Court.</p> <p>The suspect, Australian-born Brenton Tarrant, appeared via video link from Auckland’s Paremoremo Prison, New Zealand’s only maximum-security prison.</p> <p>Tarrant, 28, was charged with 50 counts of murder and 39 counts of attempted murder.</p> <p>Justice Cameron Mander ordered that Tarrant undergo two mental health assessments to determine whether he is fit to stand trial.</p> <p>Mander said the tests are a normal step and there is no other reason behind them.</p> <p>He will be remanded in custody until the next hearing on June 14.</p> <p>At least 50 Muslim worshippers were massacred and as many injured in an alleged white supremacist terror attack by a man on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15.</p> <p>*Writing by Gozde Bayar</p> <p>