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OIC Secretary General Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attacks at Ataturk Airport

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(Jeddah-AlummahWorld, 25 Ramadan 1437 AH, 30 June 2016)The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks on Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday evening, 28 June 2016, killing and maiming many innocent people. Madani expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and the Government and people of Turkey and wished the injured quick recovery.

The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani reiterated the solidarity of OIC and its firm support for Turkey in these critical, painful circumstances and for its procedures in confronting the consequences of this crime and apprehending those who stand behind it. He also expressed support of all the dedicated efforts by Turkey in combating terrorism, which aim to destabilize the political and economic stability enjoyed by the country.

The Secretary General stressed his absolute rejection of this despicable terrorist act - executed in The Holy Month of Ramadan - that has no grounds in religion or morality. He reiterated the principled and constant position of the OIC rejecting all forms and manifestations of terrorism. He called on OIC Member States to work together and strengthen their coordination to combat the scourge of terrorism, which has become a veritable threat to their security and stability.

He also called for solidarity and cooperation among the international community to save the world from the evil of terrorism by addressing its causes and various contexts and by focusing on preventive dimensions through exchange of information and expertise among counter terrorism agencies. He reassured of the OIC’s commitments to international counter terrorism efforts and of its readiness to continue coordination and joint action in this regard.