Turkey praises New Zealand as FM vows ‘Muslims will be safe'
"Ensuring Muslim communities in New Zealand feel safe and secure is a particular focus," New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters told an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul.
Peters said "no punishment can match the depravity of his crime but the families of the fallen will have justice." He screened photographs of New Zealanders mourning the victims.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan said the OIC, the reaction and empathy shown by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern following the attack in two mosques in Christchurch should be an example to world leaders.
Erdoğan also called to fight Islamophobia like “anti-Semitism after Holocaust.”
"We are here to show we are one body against Islamophobic actions across the world," he said.