The name of the terrorist organization PKK was spray-painted on the Hannover Central Mosque of the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB) in the city of Hannover in the German state of Lower Saxony at around 04.30 local time, according to local sources.
The attack was noticed by the congregation coming to the mosque for morning prayers and reported to the association management.
DITIB Central Mosque Association Chair Mehmet Zengin said the mosque was previously subjected to similar attacks.
"We, especially our mosque congregation, our religious officials, and ourselves are anxious and worried. We will not allow the peace and security environment in the city to be damaged in this way. We hope that the incident will be resolved by the authorities as soon as possible,” he added.
In addition to this, Zengin stated that they erased the writings and said that the incident was referred to the police.
Despite being illegal in Germany since 1993, the terrorist organization PKK is continuing in operation.
With a population of 3 million, Germany is home to a sizable Turkish population. Many of these people are second and third-generation German-born residents of Turkish heritage, whose grandparents immigrated to the nation in the 1960s.
In June, the top German intelligence chief said the PKK is the biggest foreign terrorist group in the country, with around 14,500 members.
Source: Anadolu Agency