UPDATE – Turkey calls to stop 'Islamophobic fascist terrorism'

             UPDATES WITH CONDEMNATION BY TURKEY'S PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR</p>    <p>By Jeyhun Aliyev</p>    <p>ANKARA (AA) - Turkey on Friday urged the world to stop the &quot;Islamophobic fascist terrorism&quot; after the armed attack at two mosques in New Zealand.</p>    <p>&quot;Attack on two mosques in New Zealand shows the point where Islamopfobia, Muslim hostility reached,&quot; Ibrahim Kalin, Turkey’s presidential spokesman, said on Twitter.</p>    <p>His remarks came after twin mosque attacks in Christchurch which claimed at least 40 lives, according to New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.</p>    <p>Kalin strongly condemned &quot;the fascist terrorist attack&quot; and wished God's mercy on those killed.</p>    <p>&quot;This cowardly act shows how anti-Muslim rhetoric and hatred leads to murderous acts. The world must break its silence over Islamophobic hatred.</p>    <p>&quot;We have seen many times that Islamophobic rhetoric against Islam and Muslims have turned into a perverse and murderous ideology,&quot; Kalin said.</p>    <p>So far, four people have been taken into custody regarding the incident, according to New Zealand police.</p>    <p>Meanwhile, Fahrettin Altun, Turkey's presidential communications director, also condemned the armed attack on Twitter.</p>    <p>&quot;I condemn in the strongest possible terms today’s terror attack in #Christchurch,&quot; Altun said.</p>    <p>He also said that his thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones.</p>    <p>&quot;This is a reminder that a house divided cannot stand: it is time to unite against all forms of terrorism,&quot; Altun urged.

Turkey calls to stop 'Islamophobic fascist terrorism'

             By Jeyhun Aliyev</p>    <p>ANKARA (AA) - Turkey on Friday urged the world to stop the &quot;Islamophobic fascist terrorism&quot; after the armed attack at two mosques in New Zealand.</p>    <p>&quot;Attack on two mosques in New Zealand shows the point where Islamopfobia, Muslim hostility reached,&quot; Ibrahim Kalin, Turkey’s presidential spokesman, said on Twitter.</p>    <p>Kalin's remarks came after attacks in two mosques in Christchurch where at least nine people were reportedly killed. </p>  <p>He strongly condemned &quot;the fascist terrorist attack&quot; and wished God's mercy on those killed.

"This cowardly act shows how anti-Muslim rhetoric and hatred leads to murderous acts.
The world must break its silence over Islamophobic hatred.

"We have seen many times that Islamophobic rhetoric against Islam and Muslims have turned into a perverse and murderous ideology," Kalin said.

New Zealand police confirmed that there have been a number of fatalities.

"So far, four people, three men and a woman, have been taken into custody after being apprehended by Police,” police said on Twitter.