By Fox News. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced the country was immediately banning “military-style semi-automatic weapons” after last week’s attack that killed 50 people at two mosques.
Speaking to reporters, Ardern said that the weapons would be banned in addition to “all assault rifles,” among firearms. (Read more from “New Zealand Announces Weapon Ban” HERE)
NZ Foreign Minister Headed to Turkey to ‘Confront’ Erdogan’s Mosque Shooting Comments
By Reuters. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday Foreign Minister Winston Peters will travel to Turkey to “confront” comments made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the killing of 50 people at mosques in Christchurch.
Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday after a lone gunman opened fire at the two mosques during Friday prayers.
Erdogan – who is seeking to drum up support for his Islamist-rooted AK Party in March 31 local elections – said on Tuesday Turkey would make the suspected attacker pay if New Zealand did not.
The comments came at a campaign rally that included video footage of the shootings that the alleged gunman had broadcast on Facebook. . .
“Our deputy prime minister will be confronting those comments in Turkey,” Ardern told reporters in Christchurch. “He is going there to set the record straight, face-to-face.” (Read more from “NZ Foreign Minister Headed to Turkey to ‘Confront’ Erdogan’s Mosque Shooting Comments” HERE)