Turkish FM meets representatives of Iraq's Shiite, Sunni Muslims

"And today we are making a call for the protection of holy places regardless of which religion or sect they belong to," Davutoglu said.

Turkish FM meets representatives of Iraq's Shiite, Sunni Muslims

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Saturday met with representatives of Iraq's Shiite and Sunni Muslims over a fast-breaking meal in Istanbul.

"We have agreed that Shiite and Sunni religious scholars take a joint position against sectarian tensions which are recently tried to be fueled in the Middle East," Davutoglu told reporters after his meeting with Chairman of the Sunni Endowment Sheik Ahmed Abdul Ghafoor, and Chairman of Shiite Endowment Salih Haidari.

Davutoglu said Iraq had suffered grievously in the past nine years due to sectarian conflicts, which he said killed scores of people and damaged many holy places.

"And today we are making a call for the protection of holy places regardless of which religion or sect they belong to," Davutoglu said.

Last Mod: 12 Ağustos 2012, 10:24
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