World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish President Abdullah Gul stated on Wednesday that Syria's membership to Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) should be suspended.
Speaking at the 4th extraordinary summit meeting of the OIC in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the Turkish president pointed out the latest developments in Syria and said that the regime who used heavy weapons towards its citizens caused their death.
Gul said, "We tried our best for a peaceful transformation and did everything to prevent Syrian people from being exposed to such violence however, the Baas regime replied to these efforts with guns. The first thing that needs to be considered is that the period after Al-Assad should be completed quickly. Syria's membership to OIC should be suspended. If this current war and conflict continue, the blood thirst, revenge, separation and confusion will worsen."
Gul pointed that all OIC members should do everything they can in the shortest time possible for swift conclusion of the period after Al-Assad.
Gul also added that they should not fall into the trap of "Shiite-Sunni sect wars" and they should be careful as sect wars would harm the humanistic and material sources of the Islamic world and drag it into the darkness of middle ages.
He also touched on the developments in Palestine, Mali and Myanmar and offered the 13th summit of OIC to be held in Turkey.