Turkey asks for investigation into Greek mosque attacks

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has asked Greece to investigate the vandalism of two mosques in Komotini following incidents on Friday.

“Turkey requests Greek authorities to clarify as soon as possible the reason for these atrocious events, which occurred in sacred places” for the Muslim minority in Thrace, a statement said on Saturday, according to the Anadolu Agency.

One mosque in the northeastern Greek city was damaged by fire, while vandals cut down trees in the courtyard of the other.

“These two incidents cannot be a coincidence. Personally, I think that it was sabotage,” Komotini mufti Ibrahim Sharif told Anadolu.