Turkish-Cypriot leader, Ersin Tatar and Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tahsin Ertugruloglu, have strongly condemned the molotov bomb attack on the İbrahimağa Köprülü mosque in the city of Limassol, Cyprus, early on Saturday, August 27.
Arsonists threw firecrackers in bottles containing liquid flammable material at a Limassol mosque hours after Muslims had gathered to pray.
Despite the President of Cyprus, President Nikos Christodoulidis, condemning the attack immediately, Turkey has reacted in very high tones, according to Ekathimerini.
Tatar described the attack as a “manifestation of hostile anger and sacred values of more than two million people.”
According to The National Herald, Tatar proclaimed the attackers need to be “brought to justice immediately.”
“This heinous attack is also an attack on tolerance and the effort to protect the common values of humanity,” he said.
Ertugruloglu added in a statement, “Such attacks not only damage the trust between the two peoples on the island, but also target Muslims all over the world, threaten the common values of humanity such as tolerance between religions, and reveal how far they are from the understanding of living side by side in peace.”