Turkey urges world to stop using 'provocative language'
ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
"We have to start using different language. Entire world has to stop promoting some type of provocative language," Oktay told reporters along with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
Oktay and Çavuşoğlu are paying a visit to Christchurch to emphasize Turkey's common resolve against Islamophobia and xenophobia and to highlight the country's solidarity with New Zealand amid terror attacks.
At least 50 people were killed when a terrorist opened fire on worshippers during Friday prayers at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch.
Oktay said terror and terrorists have "no religion, no race, and no geography.”
Çavuşoğlu, for his part, said an emergency meeting of the Council of the Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will convene on March 22 in wake of terror attacks in New Zealand.
"Here [during the meeting], we will form a commission to follow the decisions that we have taken now. We will take this issue to all platforms, including the UN. We will not let it go," he said.
Oktay and Cavuşoğlu visited the injured, including three Turks, at the hospital.