Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slammed Turkey’s President and threatened further action for “deeply offensive” comments besmirching Anzacs and threatening violence to Australians and New Zealanders following the New Zealand mosque massacre, ABC television reported.
Australia will review its travel advice for Turkey following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s threats Australians visiting Gallipoli would return in coffins like their grandparents if they came to the country with anti-Muslim sentiment.
Morrison summoned the Turkish ambassador to Parliament House, and left the meeting warning he would take further action.
“I do not accept the excuses that have been offered for those comments,” Morrison told reporters after his meeting with the ambassador.
Erdoğan had criticized the Anzacs for their role in the Gallipoli campaign in World War I, and threatened to return anyone who came to his country with anti-Islam sentiment back in coffins.