OIC emergency meeting on Islamophobia to be held in Turkey today
ISTANBUL: An emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss New Zealand mosque attacks and “increasing violence based on Islamophobia” will be held in Istanbul today (Friday).
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will chair meeting to which apart from the OIC members, representatives of United Nations, European Union and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) are also invited.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has also reached Turkey to attend the meeting.
A statement released by Turkey’s foreign ministry on Thursday stated, “Turkey, as the OIC Summit Chair, has called upon holding an emergency meeting for discussing the increasing violence based on Islamophobia, racism and xenophobia, in particular the terrorist attack that targeted two mosques in New Zealand on 15 March 2019.”