Turkey's Erdogan urges Muslim unity against terror

'We should have a clear and principled stand against ISIL, Al Qaeda and Boko Haram,' Turkish president tells meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

Turkey's Erdogan urges Muslim unity against terror

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Muslim countries to take a joint stand against terrorist organizations.

Addressing the closing session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s 5th Islamic Conference of Health Ministers in Istanbul on Thursday, Erdogan said: “We should, hand in hand, have a clear and principled stand against organizations such as ISIL, Al Qaeda and Boko Haram that do the greatest harm to Muslims by using the name of Islam”.

The Turkish president noted that Muslim countries represented at the G20 summit in Turkey earlier this week had reached an agreement to jointly fight against “radical movements”.

“At this point, a very important responsibility falls to countries represented at the structure of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation,” Erdogan said: “As Muslims our responsibility is very big,” he said.

Noting that the Muslim world and Muslim societies were at the center of refugee crisis as well as terrorism, Erdogan said: “Reactions against terrorism and problems caused by the growing refugee crisis are turned to all of Muslim world and all Muslims.

“While the humanitarian tragedy continues in our region, especially in Syria, we are now facing the rise of racist attitudes and hate crimes against Muslims,” he added.

Erdogan also said that the honor of the entire world's Muslims should not be left to a “handful of terrorists”.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Kasım 2015, 09:14
YORUM EKLE