World Bulletin / News Desk
Convened with the participation of its 40 members at the ministerial level, the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) meeting was held in Riyadh with Turkey's National Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli in attendance.
In a final declaration released after the meeting, the coalition emphasized the importance of joint efforts, organized collective action, and comprehensive strategic planning to deal with the threat of terrorism.
The defense ministers said all possible means must be used to confront extremism and terrorism “in all their ideological notions and perceptions, to reveal their truth”.
They also highlighted the role of “education and knowledge” in directly countering terrorism.
They also highlighted the importance of correct Islamic concepts to establish the truth of moderate Islam, “which is consistent with human nature and common values.”
The ministers stressed the significance and role of the media in fighting terrorism and exposing its agenda.
“We will work with the media to counter terrorist propaganda, by destroying its foundations to reduce its influence,” the declaration said, adding that terrorists should be prevented from using the media to deliver their message.