The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Monday condemned the try to burn down a mosque on the Greek-administered aspect of Cyprus.
The Molotov cocktail attack on the Köprülü Hacı İbrahim Ağa Mosque in Limasol province is unacceptable, TRNC Prime Minister Ersin Tatar mentioned in a press release.
At least three petrol bombs had been hurled on the mosque, he mentioned.
“We are unhappy to see that even with the pandemic, there are some in the Greek Cyprus who await alternatives to attack foreigners, particularly Muslims, and their prayer websites,” Tatar mentioned.
He known as on to the Greek Cypriot authorities to catch the perpetrators.
“The Greek Cypriot administration and the general public ought to know that racist and Islamophobic approaches will carry no good. Those who flip the opposite method in the face of this will probably be harmed probably the most,” Tatar concluded.
TRNC’s non secular authority additionally mentioned they deeply regretted the attack, condemning all types of xenophobic and Islamophobic assaults.