Erdogan concerned over rise of Islamophobia in Europe
    Post-EU parliament elections

    WORLD  13 June 2024 - 20:37

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has voiced apprehension regarding the outcome of the recent elections to the European Parliament (EP), citing a surge in Islamophobia and xenophobia across Europe.

    Erdogan's remarks came during discussions with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in Madrid, TASS reports.

    "We discussed the growing threat of Islamophobia and xenophobia in Europe. The results of the EP elections have caused us concern," Erdogan stated.

    The elections for the 2024-2029 EP term were conducted from June 6-9 across all EU member states. The aftermath revealed a notable advancement of right-wing and extreme right-wing parties in various countries. France, in particular, witnessed a significant increase in votes for these political factions, overshadowing the centrist bloc led by President Emmanuel Macron. Macron subsequently announced the dissolution of the National Assembly, opting for early elections to address the political shift.

    Similar trends were observed in several other EU nations, contributing to heightened political tensions and leading to a decline in stock indices across Western Europe.

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