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The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) newly appointed Personal Representative on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims stated on Thursday that his main goal would be voicing the problems Muslims are facing.
Assuming the 2014 Chairmanship-in-Office of the OSCE, the world's largest regional security organization with 57 participating states, Switzerland appointed Talip Kucukcan as the Personal Representative on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims on Wednesday.
Underlining that the world is going through a time of increasing discrimination against Muslims, Kucukcan told Anadolu Agency (AA) in an interview that he is honored with his new duty.
“Considering the problems of Muslims since 9/11, it is important to resolve discriminations against Muslims in some countries,” said Kucukcan, adding that new reports should be prepared on these countries regarding the current situation.
“At least two countries will be visited during my period in this office. We will decide on these countries with the OSCE, considering the areas where Muslims are facing problems,” said Kucukcan.
Casting his main goal as being the voicing of problems Muslims are facing, Kucukcan expressed his goal of raising awareness in politics and the media.
As the head of the Institute of Middle East Studies, Kucukcan is also a professor at Marmara University's Sociology of Religion department in Istanbul, Turkey.Last Mod: 09 Ocak 2014, 12:55