MOSCOW, January 12 (Sputnik) –Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu praised the extraordinary rally against terror in Paris as a strong message to the world, adding he would expect a similar reaction to attacks on Muslims and Islamophobia, reports AFP.
“It is a message to the whole world that everyone must confront the threat of terror,” Davutoglu told reporters at the Turkish embassy in Paris in televised comments, as reported by AFP.
“We would expect the same sensitivities to be shown to attacks on mosque or Islamophobia,” he added after attending the rally which got together over a million people in Paris alone.
He noted that the attackers had not grown up in Muslim countries but “in Paris” and it was this environment that should be examined. He also added that Turkey has similar values as far as eradicating terror is concerned and there should be no double standards.
Davutoglu’s attendance at the rally received some criticism on social media with critics saying Turkey’s record on press freedom meant his attendance was far from welcome, reports AFP.