We condemn in the strongest possible terms the desecration of a mosque located in Limassol, Southern Cyprus, where a Greek flag was drawn on its wall, along with the words “death to all Turks”.

This attack is not the first display of the racist mentality which exists in the South. It is a symbol of the hatred and spite harbored against the Turkish and Islamic existence on the Island.  

By refraining from penalizing such vandals, who represent an outdated and backwards mentality, the Greek Cypriot leadership is enabling the increase in racism and animosity in the South.   

We once again strongly condemn this heinous act on our mosque and invite the Greek Cypriot leadership to identify and penalize the perpetrators of this crime in the shortest possible time.