Turkish deputy PM arrives in Indonesia for OIC meet

Numan Kurtulmus says 5th Summit of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to focus on violations of Jerusalem and other Palestinian areas by Israeli settlers

Turkish deputy PM arrives in Indonesia for OIC meet

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's deputy prime minister arrived in Indonesia on Friday for the 5th Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), saying that the international meeting will focus on the Palestinian struggle against Jewish settlers.

On arriving in capital Jakarta, Numan Kurtulmus told reporters that the summit would be a two-day affair, in which participants will discuss violations of Jerusalem and other Palestinian areas by Israeli settlers and evaluate how to bring such illegal acts to the attention of international media.

"A joint action plan and what can be done about such violations will be discussed in the meetings," Kurtulmus said, adding that the annual gathering of the OIC will be held in Turkey in April.

"Jerusalem is our common issue; these meetings are our chance to put forward a common will to solve the problems of Muslim countries."

He stressed that those who have settled on Palestinian land around the Al-Aqsa mosque and politicians who support them are in clear breach of international law.

Since last October, a rise in Palestinian frustrations has been attributed to the insistence of extremist Jewish settlers -- often accompanied by Israeli security forces -- of forcing their way into East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, Islam’s third holiest site.

Last Mod: 04 Mart 2016, 17:32
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