Turkey asks Germany to catch culprits of mosque attacks: Foreign Ministry
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Ankara expects Berlin to catch the perpetrators of recent attacks on Turkish mosques in Germany, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on March 11.
Two Turkish mosques, one in Berlin and another in the town of Lauffen am Neckar, have been attacked in recent days.
The attack in Lauffen am Neckar on March 9 was claimed by a Kurdistan Workers’ Party-linked (PKK) group, while the identities of those responsible for the Berlin attack remain unknown.
“We follow with concern the increasing attacks on Turkish mosques in Germany by racist, anti-Islam factions and the PKK terrorist organization,” the statement said.
The ministry said there should be zero tolerance for the PKK and urged German authorities to take steps to prevent similar attacks in the future.
The PKK’s statement that similar attacks would continue, together with its claiming responsibility for the attack in Lauffen am Neckar, shows the real face of the terror organization, the ministry said.
More than 1,200 people, including security force personnel and civilians, have lost their lives since the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU – resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015.