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Turkey denounces killing of French teacher

'To become monstrous while fighting evil is worst disaster,' says Ibrahim Kalin

Burak Bir   | 26.10.2020
Turkey denounces killing of French teacher

ANKARA

Turkey's presidential spokesman on Monday condemned the brutal murder of French teacher Samuel Paty.

"We strongly condemn the murder of Samuel Paty in France and reject this barbarism. There is nothing legitimate about this murder," Ibrahim Kalin wrote on Twitter.

He said those who insult Prophet Muhammad fail to understand the love and reverence Muslims feel for him.

However, he said: "To become monstrous while fighting evil is the worst disaster."

Samuel Paty, 47, who taught history and geography at Bois-d'Aulne College in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, was brutally murdered by Abdullakh Anzorov, an 18-year-old of Chechen origin. The suspect was gunned down by police.

The teacher, during one of his classes on freedom of expression, had shown the controversial cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad, according to the reports.

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