Mosque Attack Condemned by Ankara in Southern Cyprus

Turkey’s Vice President Cevdet Yilmaz on Sunday strongly condemned the recent attack on a mosque in southern Cyprus, Anadolu news agency reported on Monday.

Reacting to the throwing of a Molotov cocktail on Saturday at the Koprulu Haci Ibrahim Aga mosque in the country’s second city, Limassol, Yilmaz said the act was “a clear violation of human rights”.
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“Community peace and human values have been targeted by this arson,” he said on social media platform X, ex-Twitter.

The Turkish vice-president also pointed out that this attack was “a new manifestation of the rise of Islamophobia in Europe in recent years”.

The attack was also condemned by other Turkish officials and politicians, including the chairman of the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), Ali Erbas, and the spokesman of the Justice and Development Party (AK PARTI ), Omer Celik.

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