The term 'Islamophobia' fails to explain the new wave of antipathy towards Muslims in Europe and "this has now turned into an anti-Islam [movement] and enmity toward Islam," Turkey's EU minister said on Wednesday.
Speaking at an event held in London, Celik said "anti-Semitic and Islamophobic flows have become the reality in Europe.
"This situation finds reflections in the rise of far-right politics and populist nationalism".
"In a way, [there are] tens of new psychological and ideological Berlin walls in Europe," he added.
"Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and anti-EU [ideologies] are, in fact, different realizations of the same distorted mentality," Celik said in his speech.