Weekly rant from Turkey: PM Davutoglu ‘concerned’ over xenophobic attacks in Europe

BERLIN – Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has voiced concern over the growing number of xenophobic attacks against immigrants and Muslims in Germany and Europe, calling on politicians take a strong stand against racism and Islamophobia.

Speaking at an inauguration ceremony of the new Turkish Consulate General building in the west German city of Dusseldorf on Sunday, he called for action to curb the problem.

Davutoglu said: “The emergence of (xenophobic) movements in Europe, and especially the Islamophobic acts and attacks against many mosques, are a source of great concern for all of us.

“Today, the biggest threat for our common home, our continent of Europe, is xenophobia and other ethnic, religious or sectarian differences.”

“The basic value which we should strongly sustain for the future of our continent is to protect human dignity and ensure a cultural environment in which everyone can freely practice his or her religion, faith and beliefs,” he added…

  • mobuyus

    When davurtoougly says “our continent of Europe” isn’t he being prematurely triumphant and that thing on his head, is that a Persian Rug?

    • Frau Katze

      LOL! Not sure. Now that Erdogan is President his sidekick gets to deliver the rants.

    • tom_billesley

      Turks consider themselves European, though they’ve only a toehold around Constantinople and Adrianople left of their European conquests.

  • Rosenmops

    He is worried that all the colonists Turkey has sent out aren’t taking over the rest of Europe fast enough.

  • bob e

    i am waiting desperately for the hun dna to kick in ..

  • tom_billesley

    Well Ahmet, you owe it to all those Syrians you’ve got to tell them how horrible it is in Europe and how they should stay in Turkey.

  • winniec

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says: ‘It isn’t xenophobia or persecution when WE DO IT to our minorities in Turkey…Kurds, Greeks, Armenians, etc.’