The Turkish president hosted a fast breaking dinner for representatives of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) member states on Monday.
Turkey's President Abdullah Gul came together with ambassadors of OIC member states over a fast breaking dinner at the Cankaya Presidential Palace in Ankara.
"When we consider the recent 40 years since the OIC was established, we can see that the problems humanity is facing have diversified, the conflicts have not been decreased, but increased," Gul said during the dinner.
Gul said acts of terrorism; ethnic, religious and sectarian clashes had increased in that time.
"Precious resources are being wasted in wars, and the OIC geography is also being affected much from these problems," he said.
Gul said that all those negative developments once more indicated the importance of joint international action and strengthening of friendship and fraternal ties.
The president expressed belief that the OIC could undertake an important role in achieving the common goal of improving democracy, welfare, stability and peace on the basis of peace and tolerance.
"Our goal is to strengthen OIC and turn it into an organization that can find efficient solutions to problems the OIC member states and the Islam societies, particularly the Middle East, are facing," Gul said.
Gul said Turkey would continue to contribute to efforts to increase OIC's international roles.
"It is a fact that the OIC has to have a more dynamic structure and use its great potential efficiently and collectively in order to contribute to lasting peace, stability and welfare in our region and the world," he said.
Gul also said Islam countries should launch initiatives in every level to solve conflicts in OIC geography.
Turkish State Minister Faruk Celik, ministers, executives of the Foreign Ministry, and representatives of Oman, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Palestine, Malaysia, Qatar, Yemen and Kuwait participated in the fast breaking dinner.
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