Erdogan says ‘we do not want to see a cross and crescent conflict again’ [Umit Bektas/Reuters]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan showed video footage at an election rally from the attack on two New Zealand mosques that killed 50 people and said the suspected gunman had made threats against Turkish Muslims.

Erdogan said the suspect had twice visited Turkey and warned Turks have no place in Europe. He said on Saturday that Turkish authorities were investigating his visits and his contacts.

Turkey’s president showed a video – including extracts purportedly from the suspect’s online manifesto and semi-blurred footage of the shooting – to the crowd via a large screen.

“We do not want to see a cross and crescent conflict again,” Erdogan told

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