Ankara warns of the growing phenomenon of Islamophobia and xenophobia in the world

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According to local news agencies, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned Wednesday evening of the growing phenomenon of Islamophobia and xenophobia in the world.

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During an online speech on the International Day against Islamophobia, organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Cavusoglu called for effective mechanisms to eliminate anti-Islam and anti-Muslim tendencies.

“Democracy, racism, xenophobia and hatred are on the increase in all parts of the world,” Cavusoglu was quoted by the Anatolia News Agency as saying at the conference.

“The emergence of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) has increased these trends.”

The Turkish foreign minister also confirmed that attacks, insults and discriminatory actions against Muslims have become commonplace.

He stressed that such actions are the greatest threat to peaceful coexistence.

“Recent reports show that hate crimes against immigrants are also on the increase in the host countries,” he added.

“We must stand together against all acts of violence that stem from hatred of religion, including Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and Christianity,” said Cavusoglu.

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Erdogan: The international community must end Islamophobia and xenophobia

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Western social media for turning it into a platform for promoting Islamophobia and xenophobia.

He called on the international community to stop this trend.

Erdogan: The international community must end Islamophobia and xenophobia

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for an end to Islamophobia and xenophobia in digital media.

Erdogan said, “The international community must take measures to prevent the recurrence of tragedies such as those that occurred in Bosnia, Rwanda and Cambodia,” referring to the rise in anti-Islam and racist content on Western social media.

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He added, “Humanity is going through a difficult period as the hate spreads in the world at the same time that the Covid-19 epidemic is spreading.”

“There has been a significant increase in violence against mosques and churches.”

“Racism and hate crimes against certain sectors of society with different ethnic, religious, physical and linguistic identities are increasing every day,” he said.

Referring to “racial terrorism” as a security threat to social peace.