President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on late Friday condemned the police raid on the Berlin mosque, saying it was nourished by racism and anti-Islamic sentiments.
The president shared a press release by way of Twitter account, saying: “I strongly condemn the police raid on the Mevlana Mosque in Berlin throughout the morning prayer hour, which is clearly fed by racism and anti-Islam insurance policies, that’s bringing Europe nearer to the darkness of the Middle Ages, and fully ignores the liberty of perception.”
Erdoğan emphasised that “Europe, which has been known as the cradle of democracy, human rights and freedoms for years, has sadly was a construction that fights its variations at the moment.”
“We imagine that no justification will be the premise for the brutal violation of a holy temple,” Erdoğan stated, Turkey has condemned racism, xenophobia and anti-Islam insurance policies in each a part of the world.
German police on Wednesday stormed the Mevlana Mosque and a number of other different institutions in Berlin as a part of an investigation right into a Corona Virus subsidy fraud, Turkey’s German-language public broadcaster TRT Deutsch reported Thursday.
The mosque rejected the allegation the identical day and criticized how the police performed the search.
Around 150 officers masked in balaclavas and sporting boots stormed the carpeted constructing throughout the morning prayer.
The police confiscated 7,000 euro ($8,200) in money, varied knowledge carriers, computer systems and recordsdata, the general public prosecutor stated Wednesday on Twitter.
The search was directed towards three suspects, who utilized for instant Corona Virus help in an allegedly unjustified method.
German journalist Fabian Goldmann criticized the incident on Twitter by saying there have been 10 instances as many officers concerned in looking the mosque for 70,000 euro than the search within the 55 billion-euro CumEx tax fraud scandal the place solely 15 cops had been concerned.
The mosque rejected the allegations of fraud, saying open questions concerning the software may have been shortly clarified by “merely asking.” No such request, nevertheless, was put ahead, the mosque’s board of administrators stated.