Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan while addressing the Kuala Lumpur Summit which began on Wednesday (Dec 18) in the Malaysian capital to deliberate upon issues faced by the Muslim world, said that the fate of the world’s 1.7 billion Muslims is no longer in the hands of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.
Erdogan while referring to permanent council members — China, France, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S, said that the world is bigger than five, referring to the five . “The world is bigger than five” is a famous slogan repeatedly used by Erdogan. “As they try to silence Turkey, we insist on calling attention to Palestine, Gaza, the Rohingya, Libya, Somalia and Syria,” he stressed.
On the other hand, The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday (Dec 18) fired tirade on Muslim summit in Malaysia and said that such gatherings would weaken Islam.
The Kuala Lumpur summit will formally begin on Thursday morning in the Malaysian capital to deliberate upon issues faced by the Muslim world. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Iranian President
Hassan Rouhani and Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani are the top leaders participating in the event. But in thinly veiled criticism of the four-day summit starting on Wednesday, OIC Secretary General Yousef al-Othaimeen said such gatherings would divide Muslims.
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