Parliamentary Union of Muslim Body Condemns Terrorism

Ankara, 18 Muharram 1438/19 October 2016 (MINA) – The Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Tuesday denounced all sorts of terrorism in a joint declaration following the two-day 36th executive meeting held at the Turkish parliament in Ankara.

“PUIC appreciates Turkey’s decisive role in defending its democracy and constitutional order and shows full solidarity with Turkish people in fighting the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO),” the declaration said, adding combating terrorism was the responsibility of all member states and international communities.

It declared that the Organization was determined to fight all terror groups targeting peace and stability including Daesh, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and PKK/PYD, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

The declaration also urged support for the Nigeria, Niger and Chad governments in their fight against Boko Haram, as well as calling on all member states to take in refugees fleeing from conflict areas.

Founded in 1969, the OIC, with a current membership of 57 states, is an international organization working to protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony.

The second largest inter-governmental organization after the UN, the OIC says, “The organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world”.(T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)