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Erdogan: There’s a ‘dirty scenario’ to destroy the Islamic world

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during his meeting with the governors at Presidential Complex in Ankara, Turkey on 12 October 2017 [Turkish Presidency/Yasin Bulbul/ Anadolu Agency]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned yesterday of “a dirty scenario” aimed at destroying the unity and future of the Muslim world.

“A dirty scenario is being carried out to destroy the unity, future, common sense and richness of the Muslim world,” Erdogan said during an address at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul.

The premier added that the Islamic world has been going through a difficult period in recent years which could be considered a “period of strife” with all the meaning of the word.

The Turkish president accused the West of exporting all its historical diseases to the Muslim world.

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“The West’s silence on the brutality that has been taking place in Syria for seven years, closing its doors to migrants, and not condemning the massacres in Myanmar have shown its true face,” he said.

He questioned the need for Muslim countries to pay billions to Western powers. “Who benefits from disintegrating our countries through artificial borders?” he asked.

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