Turkey's Erdogan Falsely Links Yair Netanyahu to Christchurch Massacre

Turkey Terror attacks in New Zealand organized

Terrorist Brenton Tarrant makes reference to Hagia Sophia in his manifesto

The Turkish and Israeli leaders have been trading barbs this week, with Netanyahu calling Erdogan a "dictator" and criticizing the imprisonment of scores of journalists in Turkey.

An emotional appeal by New Zealand's highest ranking Muslim police officer at a vigil for the Christchurch terror attack victims has gone viral.

The alleged shooter, Brenton Tarrant, 28, an Australian citizen, live-streamed the assault on two mosques in Christchurch, authorities said.

Interviewed on Turkey's Haberturk television on Thursday, Erdogan said Benjamin Netanyahu was "walking around with this stain" of corruption.

Peters told reporters that the message he gave to Turkish officials was "that anything of that nature that misrepresents this country - given that this was a non-New Zealand citizen - imperils the future and safety of the New Zealand people and our people overseas, and it's totally unfair".

Turkish authorities had begun investigating everything from hotel records to camera footage to try to ascertain the reason for his visits, the source said.

"You will not turn Istanbul into Constantinople", he added, referring to the city's name under its Christian Byzantine rulers before it was conquered by Muslim Ottomans in 1453.

Majority Muslim Turkey straddles Europe and Asia, its Asian section known as Anatolia. During the current local election campaign, Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party have faced criticism for a sharp downturn in Turkey's economy.

Recep Tayip Erdogan on Monday said he would send home "in caskets" anyone who tried to commit such an attack in his country, using the footage to warn against rising Islamophobia, according to The Guardian.

Erdogan showed a video including extracts purportedly from the suspect's online manifesto and semi-blurred footage of the shooting to the crowd via a large screen. Fraser Anning that blamed the massacre on illegal immigration. We will find out, Erdogan said in response to the manfisto. He was referring to comments by Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the head of Turkey's main opposition party, who said in a recent speech that the Islamic world "needs to sit and think: Why is there terror in my country?"

"You occupied the whole of Palestine!" he said.

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