Thursday, April 14, 2016

Muslim Nations Agree to Unite to Fight Terrorism; Will Set Up a Multination Police Center in Istanbul

Acting on a proposal by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Muslim nations agreed today (April 14, 2016) to establish an Istanbul-based multinational police coordination center for Islamic states to fight terrorism, according to the UPI website.

During today's 13th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Erdogan noted terrorism is the biggest problem facing Muslim nations.

"Once again, I call on the international bodies to review their approaches to terrorist organizations," Erdogan said during his opening speech at the OIC. It is necessary to conduct operations against terror organizations on the ground, while there should [also] be efforts to target those organizations' financial and human resources."

He added, "For that, international cooperation is vital. Establish a body that would solidify and institutionalize cooperation against terror with the OIC is the right step to take."

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