Renowned researcher Joachim Veliocas has said that there are two Turkish organizations are building mosques in France and a Socialist mayor in France had given up land for money to build a mosque to promote the concepts of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood organization.
Veliocas told a breakfast seminar, which was held by the Center for Middle East Studies in Paris (CEMO) on August 24, that the Turks are active in the French quarters and central France, adding that a French mayor had ordered to build a mosque. Veliocas said that mayor participated in a conference of the Islamic associations.
He added that some 151 French students went to Turkey to study Islam, noting that they would return to France with extremist ideologies.
Veliocas added that there are three French primary and secondary schools, in which Turkey is teaching the extremist religious ideologies.
The seminar is organized on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz, a seaside town on the southwestern French Basque coast. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is attending the summit for the first time.
Mariam Benrand, a political violence specialist at the Arab and Islamic World Research and Studies Institute of the French Ministry of Higher Education, participates in the seminar. .
Renowned Middle Eastern affairs specialist Roland Lombardi is also participating, along with renowned researcher Joachim Veliocas.
The seminar is mediated by CEMO Executive Director Ahmed Youssef.