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Erdogan receives delegation from International Union of Islamic Scholars

August 18, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Turkey’s President-elect and outgoing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan received a delegation from the International Union of Muslim Scholars on Friday, a statement on the union’s website said.

According to the IUMS, Erdogan discussed the current issues that concern the Muslim world, especially the Palestinian cause and the Israeli assault on Gaza.

The delegation was headed by the secretary general of the union Dr Ali Mohuddin Al-Qurra Daghi.

The discussions included the tragic conditions in Syria and the political developments in Iraq as well as the repercussions of the military coup in Egypt.

Erdogan reaffirmed that his country supports all the causes that matter to the Muslim nations. He also hailed the efforts of the IUIS in “directing the Muslim world towards the centrist and moderate Islamic approach and in exposing the extremists and takfiris,” the statement added.

The scholars, in turn, praised Turkey’s stance towards the Palestinian cause and its support for Gaza and for Syrian refugees.