No:164, 29 May 2017, Press Release Regarding The 24th Anniversary Of Solingen Attack

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 29.05.2017
On 29 May 1993, a German xenophobic/racist group massacred five Turkish citizens in an arson attack in the German city of Solingen. Although 24 years has passed since the attack, the grief of the Turkish people is still fresh. We wish Allah’s mercy upon them.

We sadly observe that racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia is increasing, especially in Western Europe.

It is our hope that tragedies like the Solingen massacre will not occur again.

In this context, we call on prominent personalities, particularly politicians and media representatives in countries where these attacks frequently take place to use uniting rhetoric, instead of divisive remarks and attitude.

Mehmet Vakur Erkul Ambassador
Monday - Friday

09.00 - 12.30 / 13.30 - 18.00

Consular Section Application Hours: 09.30-12.00\To get information by phone, please call between 14:00-16:00 hrs
1/1/2020 1/1/2020 New Year's Day
1/6/2020 1/6/2020 The Epiphany
4/10/2020 4/10/2020 Good Friday
4/13/2020 4/13/2020 Second Easter Day
5/1/2020 5/1/2020 Vappu/May Day
5/21/2020 5/21/2020 Helatorstai/Ascension Day
5/24/2020 5/24/2020 Religious Holiday (Ramadan)
6/19/2020 6/19/2020 Midsummer Eve/Juhannus
7/31/2020 7/31/2020 Religious Holiday (Eid al Adha)
10/29/2020 10/29/2020 29 October Republic Day
12/6/2020 12/6/2020 Independence Day of Finland
12/24/2020 12/26/2020 Christmas Eve/Days