50 people are now confirmed to have been killed on Friday in Christchurch.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been slammed for using footage of the Christchurch terrorist massacre as part of an election rally.
Commenting on Turkish-EU relations, Erdogan said the EU can not halt Turkey's accession negotiations because they need Turkey.
Turkey's president on Monday blasted European countries for being silent in the face of last week's terror attacks on two mosques in New Zealand, killing or injuring some 100 people.
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Erdogan also displayed extracts from a "manifesto" posted online by the attacker and later taken down.
"We do not want to see a cross and crescent conflict again", Erdogan said in a reference to Christians and Muslims.Читайте также: Several injured in shooting in Dutch city of Utrecht
He said the suspected gunman had said he wanted Turkish Muslims removed from Turkey's European territory.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who was in Christchurch and visited Turkish citizens wounded in the attack, said Muslims around the world were anxious about Islamophobia and racism.
Erdogan said he would "uncover the connection soon", between Tarrant's visit to Turkey in 2016 and his threats to Turks.
The alleged shooter, Brenton Tarrant, 28, an Australian citizen, live-streamed the assault on two mosques in Christchurch, authorities said.
Erdogan has long cast himself as a champion of Muslims living in the West, condemning anti-Muslim racism in Europe while portraying many of Turkey's squabbles with Western nations as the result of prejudice.
He urged people to think before acting and directed a message at extremists saying: "You are not going to frighten us". Turkish authorities have begun investigating everything from hotel records to camera footage to try to ascertain the reason for his visits, the source said.
Tweeting in English and Turkish on Friday, Erdogan said: "On behalf of my country, I offer my condolences to the Islamic world and the people of New Zealand, who have been targeted by this deplorable act".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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