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Insult on Islam may not be branded freedom of expression

14 September 2012 11:07 (Last updated 14 September 2012 13:51)
Turkish prime minister said an insult on the high values of Islam could not be branded freedom of expression.

YALTA

Erdogan said that an insult on the high values of Islam and Holy Prophet Muhammad could not be branded freedom of expression or beliefs.

Speaking to reporters in Yalta city of Ukraine, Erdogan stressed that insults on religions, prophets and sacred values of humans could not be viewed as freedom of ideas or criticism.
The film against Islam was an open provocation and was shot with enmity, Erdogan underlined.
"I want to remind the Muslims of the world one more time. The film was a serious provocation and highly serious instigation. Those who have resorted to violence after the instigation have provocation against the Muslims," Erdogan also said.
Prime Minister Erdogan's comments came after an anti-Islamic movie "Innocence of Muslims" sparked global protests and outrage in the Muslim world.
Erdogan added, "We are observing that Europe wide there are rising extreme rightist moves and racism targets Muslims this time, we are worried that this will rise in Europe."
Turkish PM Erdogan also stressed his point of view about the global values and racism and said that people should continue living in "multifariousness and unity" and stated that in order to achieve this, the discrimination of culture, religious and ethnicity should be rejected. 
Later on, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan came together with his counterpart Prime Minister of Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Anatoiy Mogilyov. Their meeting was held closed to press. After the meeting, the press was let in for taking photos.
Erdogan continues his talks in Crimea. 

We strongly condemn killing of U.S. ambassador in Libya

Erdogan said that they strongly condemned the killing of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three of his staff members in Benghazi last Tuesday.

"We are against such incidents. We have let our colleagues know that we were ready to take any mutual steps in this issue," Erdogan underlined.
Prime Minister Erdogan's comments came after an anti-Islamic movie "Innocence of Muslims" sparked global protests and outrage in the Muslim world.
The U.S. Ambassador to Libya was killed in Benghazi, Libya on Tuesday in an attack believed to have been carried out as protest to the movie "Innocence of Muslims".

Turkey aims for peace, development and safety of all nations in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Erdogan said that Turkey's aim was to see peace, development and safety of all nations in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Speaking to the Bosnian newspaper Oslobocenye before arriving in Sarajevo on Friday, Erdogan said he was happy to be visiting Bosnia-Herzegovina after a period of two years.
"It will be a great honor for me to receive an award carrying the name of the founder of Sarajevo, 'Isabey Ishakovic'," Erdogan noted.
"Our aim is to further develop existing excellent relations between Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina," Erdogan stated.
"Turkey will continue to support Bosnia-Herzegovina in all fields," Erdogan said.
"The people of Bosnia-Herzegovina and the founder of Bosnia-Herzegovina Aliya Izetbegovic have a special place in my heart," Erdogan also said.

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