Erdogan: Muslim nations agree to work closely to fight terrorism

ISTANBUL – Muslim countries have agreed to work together more closely to fight terrorism and other crimes and will establish an Istanbul-based centre for greater police cooperation, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

Leaders from the Muslim world are attending a summit in Istanbul this week of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss issues facing the grouping’s 57 member states, including the humanitarian fall-out from Syria’s civil war. “It would be appropriate to create a structure among OIC countries which would strengthen and institutionalise cooperation against terror and other crimes,” Erdogan said in his opening address at the summit. “With this in mind, our proposal for the establishment of an OIC police cooperation and coordination centre based in Istanbul found acceptance.”



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