Erdogan calls on Muslims worldwide to oppose injustice

Erdogan calls on Muslims worldwide to oppose injustice

Cavusoglu and Blinken discuss latest developments in Afghanistan

Addressing a youth forum in Istanbul on Wednesday, Turkey’s president called on Muslims to raise their voice on against injustices they witness.

“Muslims should take responsibility for their own peace and well-being, as well as for the security and future of all humanity, and raise their voices against the injustices they witness,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in his video message to the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF)’s 4th General Assembly being.

Noting that the world is witnessing one of the most turbulent times in human history, Erdogan said that security problems, terrorist activities, and the coronavirus outbreak prevented longed-for peace.

“Muslims struggling with conflicts, migration, poverty, and disease in a wide geography from Syria to Afghanistan, on the other hand, have to struggle with rising Islamophobia and cultural racism, especially in Western society,” he said.

Citing one of his long-held maxims that “the world is bigger than five,” in reference to the five permanent members of the UN Security Council in a call to reform the body, Erdogan said Turkey draws attention to global injustice at every opportunity.

Erdogan also called on young people to take part “in very active roles in politics, academia, sports, commercial, and social life.”

“I expect you not to allow anyone to come between us and divide you over ethnic, sectarian, or cultural differences,” he said.

Cavusoglu and Blinken discuss latest developments in Afghanistan

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan in a phone call, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said early Wednesday.

Cavusoglu and Blinken also discussed the “continuing cooperation” in Afghanistan and efforts “to ensure the safe and orderly evacuation of our citizens, allies and partners,” US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.

Earlier, US President Joe Biden told close allies in the G7 that the United States is “on pace” to finish its withdrawal from the war-torn country by his self-imposed Aug. 31 deadline.

The Taliban said Tuesday that the group does not intend to extend the Aug. 31 deadline for the exit of foreign forces from Afghanistan./ibna