Türkiye vows to promote principles against Islamophobia, monitor hate crimes
Türkiye will exert maximum effort to advocate for a set of principles and actively monitor their application in countries where anti-Islamic hate crimes occur, Turkish diplomatic sources said Monday.
“Türkiye will share its existing acquis on this issue with OIC members in organizations such as the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and the European Commission against racism and intolerance,” the sources added.
"Member countries are called upon to demonstrate their reactions to the incidents that occur in countries where Quran burning actions take place, taking into consideration their bilateral relations, in the context of their political, economic and cultural ties,” said the sources.
The organization also called for the designation of a special envoy to combat Islamophobia utilizing the organization's current resources.
During the video meeting, many members’ ministers stressed the importance of reaching out to Western nations and international bodies, especially in Europe, to closely monitor the situation.