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The biggest umbrella foundation TGTV (The Foundation of Volunteer Organizations of Turkey) hold a joint press conference in Istanbul.
"We strongly condemn Danish Government and other European Governments for letting newspapers to publish of so-called cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) which are really disturbing and provocative. TGTV demands immediate action from those governments to prevent publishing of caricatures anymore." said Necmi SADIKOGLU, president of TGTV and The Union of Islamic World NGO's . He went on as saying : " We will suspend our trade relations with Denmark and boycott all Danish products till the official apology will be declared. On the other hand, TGTV and The Union of Islamic World NGO's will together encourage all of their members to participate in this boycott and embargo."
On behalf of Hayrat Foundation, member of TGTV, Ali KURT said that:" Under the notion of press freedom Europeans and Western World still provocate Muslim World intentionally which can be evaluated as a reflection of Islamophobia. Without apology, those newspapers and governments will be guilty and responsible for us. Muslim community of Turkey want Western World to pass new legislative rules which will ban all actions, publications, news and comments refer to Islamophobia. For example , if any person living in Europe and elsewhere attempts to discuss the reality of exaggerated holocaust, those persons will be labeled as antisemitics!"
Some represantative of member organizations of TGTV ,Saban ODABASI (Health Workers Foundation), Erol ISSIZ (Ihlas Foundation), Necati CEYLAN (Lawyers' Association), participated in press conference as well.
TGTV has nearly a hundred member organizations in many different areas including foundations, associations and unions in Turkey.
The Unity of Islamic World NGO's (UNIW) of which centre is Istanbul has more than 41 organizations from 39 countries that was officially founded last week.Last Mod: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16