Turkey’s foreign minister says a Turkish citizen who was wounded in the mosque attacks in New Zealand has died.
“Unfortunately, we have lost our citizen, ZekeriyaTuyan, who was seriously wounded in the treacherous terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand,” Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday on Twitter.
Tuyan was one of three Turkish citizens wounded in the March 15 attack by an Australian white supremacist gunman on two mosques. Tuyan’s death raises the death toll in the attacks to 51.
The state-run Anadolu Agency said the father of two children was wounded in the back and the leg and died Thursday after undergoing surgery.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has strongly condemned the Christchurch attack and has shown clips of a video taken by the gunman at election campaigns to denounce hatred of Islam.