Turkey on Monday condemned an attempt to burn down a mosque in Greek Cyprus.

“We condemn the heinous attack on Koprulu Haci Ibrahim Aga Mosque in Greek Cyprus, Limassol province,” said Turkey’s Foreign Ministry in a statement.

“The Greek Cypriot administration should take the necessary steps in line with freedom of prayer and holiness of prayer sites, and they should catch the perpetrators.

“It is plain as day that anti-Muslim rhetoric and actions will not benefit efforts to solve the Cyprus issue.”

Such attacks not only target Muslims, but pose a common threat to all humanity, the statement added.

On Sunday at least three petrol bombs were hurled at Koprulu Haci Ibrahim Aga Mosque, and anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiments were spray-painted on its walls, according to the top religious authority in Northern Cyprus.

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