Erdogan accuses West of destroying Muslim unity
Western nations are trying to destroy the unity, coexistence and wealth of Islamic countries, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in his speech at the 33rd Ministerial Session of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) in the Istanbul Congress Center (ICC).
"Obviously, the West is trying to guarantee its own future by exporting all kinds of sick elements to the Islamic world," Xinhua cited Erdogan as saying.
He said terror organizations including the ISIS, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram have transformed the entire region into a bloodbath while the West remains unresponsive.
"Islamophobia, neo-Nazism and racism have been increasingly replacing democracy, human rights and freedom in the Western world," the president said, urging Islamic nations to take actions to spoil the West's game and not to remain silent in the face of those who use Islamophobia as an instrument.