Erdogan airs mosque gunman video ahead visit by NZ minister

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Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is now campaigning for his party ahead of local elections on March 31, referred to the mass killings of Muslims in New Zealand during several rallies.

A diplomatic dispute flared over Erdogan's comments in the wake of Friday's gun massacre in which 50 people were killed at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, attacks for which an Australian white supremacist has been charged with murder.

Recep Tayip Erdogan on Monday said he would send home "in caskets" anyone who tried to commit such an attack in his country, using the footage to warn against rising Islamophobia, according to The Guardian.

"We had no issues with you, why did you come all the way over here?" "Do not doubt that you will have the same fate as your grandparents". "As such, the statement is very unfortunate and incompatible with the good neighborly relations as well as the environment of trust that we try to develop with this country", the statement added.

On Monday, during ceremonies marking the 104th anniversary of Canakkale Naval Victory Day, Erdogan said: "They [those attacking us] are still testing the patience and resolve of Turkey even though a century has gone by".

Morrison said Australians travelling to Turkey should exercise common sense and cautioned that travel advice for Turkey was under review.

While Australia is reviewing its travel advice for tourists planning to visit Gallipoli for Anzac Day after the "deeply offensive" and "insulting" threats made by Erdogan, New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) said its advisory updated in November past year remains current.

"They are offensive because they insulted the memory of our Anzacs and they violate the pledge that is etched in the stone at Gallipoli", he said.

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"I am expecting, and I have asked, for these comments to be clarified, to be withdrawn", he said.

Mr Altun provided an alternate translation, which suggested Mr Erdogan was referring to people who were looking "to invade our land" when he made the comments about coffins.

His comments drew a strong protest from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who summoned Turkey's ambassador on Wednesday.

In fiery remarks, Morrison accused Erdogan of betraying the promise of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - the father of the modern state and a revered figure in Turkey - to forge peace between the two countries.

Erdogan has sparked outrage overseas by showing the videos at election rallies.

New Zealand's Foreign Minister Winston Peters is due in Istanbul this week for a meeting of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation to discuss the mosque shootings and was expected to take up the issue during the visit.

According to Bagis, the objective of the unprecedented New Zealand massacre is "to intimidate the world community by making a certain message".

New Zealand authorities moved quickly to try and stop the spread of the shooter's video, warning that anyone sharing the footage faced prosecution, and Facebook removed the images from hundreds of thousands of pages.

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