Turkish Senior Officials To Visit New Zealand After Terror Attack - Ankara
Umer Jamshaid 5 days ago Sat 16th March 2019 | 12:32 AM
Turkish Vice-President Fuat Oktay and Foreign Minister Mevlut Chavusoglu will pay a visit to New Zealand to express solidarity after a mass shooting in two mosques that left at least 49 people killed, Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Friday
"H. E. Mr. Fuat Oktay, Vice-President and H.E. Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs will be traveling to New Zealand, upon the instruction of our President, in order to convey the condolences of our President on the terrorist attacks that targeted two mosques today in Christchurch," the statement read.
Earlier on Friday, a gunman opened fire at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, injuring more than 40 people. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the shooting a terrorist act, saying it was the country's "darkest day."