Kiev - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated the need to strengthen solidarity in the Islamic world in a welcome message to the participants of the 33rd session of the OIC Standing Committee on Economic and Trade Cooperation (İSEDAK) in Istanbul, Front News International reports.
"Our brothers in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan face daily the threat of physical destruction. It is the duty of each one of us to counteract such challenges. It's time to say no to terrorism and torture, "the message says.
Only the unity of Muslims can withstand threats against Islam, the document says.
We remind you that in early May Erdogan threatened to say goodbye to the European Union if new points of negotiations on the country's membership in the EU were not opened.