Erdoğan praises New Zealand PM after row over mosque attacks

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Turkish leader softens tone after screening of Christchurch shootings footage at election rallies

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has tried to smooth over his diplomatic row with New Zealand by saying Jacinda Ardern’s empathy after the deadly mosque attacks in Christchurch was an example to the world.

Erdoğan has been accused of exploiting the attack in his local election campaign by screening video footage of the assault at his rallies, and claiming the killings were not the work of a single gunman.

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