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Turkish delegation in Christchurch after mosque killings in New Zealand

On Sunday, a high-level Turkish delegation, including Vice President Fuat Oktay and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, arrived in New Zealand's Christchurch city, where at least 50 Muslim worshippers were martyred by Brenton Tarrant -- an Australian white supremacist -- during Friday prayers in the separate shootings at two New Zealand mosques, to show their support to Muslims living in New Zealand.

A high-level Turkish delegation arrived in New Zealand's Christchurch city on Sunday to pay respects to the victims of Friday's twin terrorist attacks.

Vice President Fuat Oktay and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu were welcomed by Turkish ambassador in Wellington Ahmet Ergin.

They are expected to visit the sites where the bloody attacks took place on Monday.

Speaking at a press conference, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressed her gratitude over the arrival of the Turkish delegation.

The delegation from Turkey, a Muslim-majority country, has arrived to show their support to Muslims, she said.

At least 50 people were killed as a gunman opened fire on worshippers during Friday prayers at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch.

Three Turks are among the wounded in the attacks, according to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday.

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