Not Sunni nor Shiite, Islam is main thing: Turkish President

2015-04-10 03:23:57 | Al Muslim News
Not Sunni nor Shiite, Islam is main thing: Turkish President


“The main thing for us is Islam, not Sunni nor Shiite,†Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan told to media returning to Turkey following his visit to Iran on April 7.
The Islamic world faces the risk of disintegration amid sectarian tensions, President ErdoÄŸan said.
“You may have a sectarian understanding, but if you impose that on another sect, you cause the disintegration of [Muslims]. At this time, The Muslim world is facing a risk of disintegration. The steps needed to be taken are to stop those efforts [to cause it to crumble],†president Erdoğan said.
International organizations and institutions, including the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), should act accordingly “if they are sincere,†he added.
“But if some are acting with the logic of creating a market where they can sell more weapons, it is not possible to solve this,†Erdoğan said. “It looks like there are people in efforts for such a market. We will hopefully prevent this. Last Friday, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited us and we discussed the subjects. I’m planning a trip to Indonesia and Malaysia as soon as possible to share my thoughts. Then we will have another visit to Saudi Arabia and have an influential process.†Erdogan expressed his serious attention on Yemen conflict.
ErdoÄŸan said the subject was also on the agenda during his visit to Tehran and his meetings with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
An agenda of those meetings was the situation in Yemen, where a Saudi Arabia-led coalition is performing air strikes on Iran-backed Houthis rebels.
“The countries that can have an active role in the region are obvious: Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran,†he said. “First of all, the groups in Yemen should come together and work on a possible solution. Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran should be in efforts for such a diplomatic solution, and they are positive about it, he added


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