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Australian Prime Minister denounces Erdogan's "unthinking" and "ignoble" remarks

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (illustration). – Mark Metcalfe / AP / SIPA

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday ruled "reckless", "ignoble" and "offensive" remarks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the bombing of an Australian extremist in mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Turkish leader said Monday that the attack was part of an offensive against Islam and Turkey. In particular, he warned that Australians who would be hostile to Islam would suffer the same fate as Australian soldiers killed by Ottoman forces during the Battle of Gallipoli during the First World War.

Scott Morrison rejected the "excuses" presented

"The remarks were made by Turkish President Erdogan, whom I consider extremely offensive to Australians and extremely thoughtless in the very sensitive environment in which we live," said Scott Morrison. Prime Minister has described as "ignoble" comments by the Turkish President on the reactions of Australia and New Zealand after the attack in Christchurch, where an Australian white supremacist killed 50 worshipers in two mosques .

Scott Morrison made his statement after summoning the Turkish ambassador about President Erdogan's remarks and rejecting the "apologies" that had been presented.

"I am waiting, and I have asked, that these words be clarified, be withdrawn," said the head of the Australian government. "I will wait to see what the reaction of the Turkish government will be before deciding on other measures, but I can tell you that all the options are on the table," insisted Scott Morrison.

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