Addressing members of the 13th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called ‘Unity and solidarity for justice and peace’, Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan urged them to support Ukraine, says a message posted on a Facebook page of Mustafa Jemilev, Advisor to Ukrainian President on Crimean Tatar Affairs.
"Recep Tayip Erdogan, President of Turkey, a country chairing the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, concluded his address. In it, he urged OIC members to support Ukraine and Crimean Tatars, their Muslim brothers, living in occupied Crimea now,” reads the message.
It was reported earlier that a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation got underway in Istanbul on April 14, 2016. The situation in Syria, Yemen, Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia, Mali, Jammu and Kashmir, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Azerbaijan’s Nagorny Karabakh, which was invaded by Armenia, are high on the summit’s agenda. Among those attending the summit are Mustafa Jemilev, Leader of the Crimean Tatars and Advisor to Ukrainian President on Crimean Tatar Affairs, as well as Refat Chubarov, Mejlis Chairman.