On his official Twitter account, Davutoğlu wrote a post in French: "I am in Paris in solidarity with the French people against terrorism." The prime minister said Turkey's participation at the unity rally in Paris would give a strong message to groups that want to blame the recent attacks in France on the Islamic world. Addressing a press conference before he left for France to join the rally, Davutoğlu said, "Our participation in the Paris march is a strong message for groups that want to blame the Islamic world, especially Muslims who live in Europe."
French Presidnt Francois Hollande waves during a march to honor victims of the terrorist attacks and show unity, in Paris, France, 11 JAnuary 2015. Three days of terror that ended on 10 January saw 17 people killed in attacks that began with gunmen invading French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and continued with the shooting of a policeman and the siege of a Jewish supermarket.
French President, Francois Hollande, center, his Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, left, and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, right, leave the Elysee Palace to participate in a march to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks and to show unity in Paris, France, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.
Thousands of people gather at Place de la Nation during a rally in Paris, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Hundreds of thousands gathered Sunday throughout Paris and cities around the world, to show unity and defiance in the face of terrorism that killed 17 people in France's bleakest moment in half a century.