The Turkish Citizens’ Association (L’Assemblée Citoyenne des Originaires de Turquie – L’ACORT) in Paris was attached on 9 November 2020 and the message “Islam = Morte (death)” was sprayed on the walls of their building. This attack is one of the reflections of rising tension between the Turkish and French governments around the Islam religion.
“Although such an attack was not expected towards our Association, we have been worried for a year because hostility against to Muslims is on the rise” said the head of the Assembly, Ümit Metin. He thinks that “the recent barbarian attacks are turned into Muslim hostility and this is very dangerous. This situation may lead to increased violence in the society.”
After raising a political complaint to the related bodies in Paris about the incident, the Association is following up the legal procedures.
There were several articles in the French press denouncing the attack against an association that is well known for its fights for secularism, equality between women and men, against racism and for equal rights.
After the incident the Association published the Press Release below: