No: 68, 11 March 2018, Press Release Regarding The Attacks On Some Mosques In Germany

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 11.03.2018

We learned with deep concern that attacks have been recently perpetrated against two Turkish mosques in Berlin and Lauffen am Neckar in Germany. Our only consolation is that nobody was harmed in these attacks. While the attack in Lauffen am Neckar, carried out with molotov cocktails on the night of March 9th, was claimed by the PKK-affiliated groups, perpetrators of yesterday’s attack on the mosque in Berlin have not been identified yet.

We observe with concern that there has been a considerable increase in the number of attacks against Turkish mosques in Germany recently by racist and Islamophobic groups as well as the PKK terrorist organization.

PKK’s claim of responsibility for the mosque attack in Lauffen am Neckar and its declarations to continue such attacks, have once more shown the true color of this terrorist organization. We reiterate our call to German authorities not to tolerate the PKK.

We expect the perpetrators of these attacks to be caught as soon as possible and brought to justice and necessary measures to be taken by the German authorities to prevent the recurrence of such attacks.

Esat Şafak Göktürk Ambassador
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 17:00

Personal Application to Consular Section: 09:00-12:30, Phone Application to Consular Section: 14:00-16:00
4/13/2017 4/13/2017 Local Religious Holiday (Skjaertorsdag)
4/14/2017 4/14/2017 Local Religious Holiday (Langfredag)
4/17/2017 4/17/2017 Local Religious Holiday (Easter)
5/1/2017 5/1/2017 1 May
5/17/2017 5/17/2017 National Day
5/25/2017 5/25/2017 Local Religious Holiday (Kristi Himmelfartsdag)
6/4/2017 6/5/2017 Local Religious Holiday (Pinse)
6/25/2017 6/25/2017 Religious Holiday (Ramadan)
9/1/2017 9/1/2017 Religious Holiday (Kurban)
10/29/2017 10/29/2017 Republic Day
12/25/2017 12/26/2017 Christmas Holiday
1/1/2018 1/1/2018 Local Religious Holiday (Nyttårsdag)
3/29/2018 3/29/2018 Local Religious Holiday-Maundy Thursday
3/30/2018 3/30/2018 Local Religious Holiday-Good Friday
4/1/2018 4/2/2018 Local Religious Holiday -Easter
5/1/2018 5/1/2018 Labour Day
5/10/2018 Ascersion Day
5/17/2018 Constitution Day
5/20/2018 Whit Sunday
5/21/2018 Whit Monday
12/25/2018 12/26/2018 Christmas Day