German President Visits Mosque in Berlin
German President Joachim Gauck has visited the Turkish ªehitlik Mosque in Berlin, Anatolia news agency has reported. Gauck was greeted by Ender Çetin, the head of the mosque's foundation, alongside several Turkish diplomats.
"We may be strangers in culture, but we have many things keeping us together," Gauck said during the visit. "I am here by my heart. Not by what others have said, but by my own heart. That message is received."
Later on the German president admitted that it was the first time he had ever visited a mosque.