New Zealand’s foreign minister will visit Turkey to “confront” Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan over his comments on an anti-Muslim massacre in Christchurch, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Wednesday. Erdogan has vowed to make the shooter pay if New Zealand fails to do so. He has also showed alleged footage of the shooting at campaign rallies ahead of local elections scheduled for March 31 and told his supporters that the killings were part of an attack on Turkey and Islam. Read more: Christchurch: The myth of the lone wolf attacker “Our deputy prime minister will be confronting those comments in Turkey,” Ardern said in Christchurch, referring to Winston Peters, who serves as both foreign minister and deputy prime minister. “He is going there to set the record straight, face to face.” The comments came after Peters warned Erdogan that showing footage of the shooting to supporters of his Islamist AK party could risk the safety of New Zealanders abroad. Watch video 02:08 New Zealand mosque attack funerals begin Police have charged a 28-year-old Australian citizen with murder for killing at least 50 people at two mosques during Friday prayers. The suspected white supremacist livestreamed the attacks on social media. The first victims of the… Read full this story
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