PM Abbasi accepts Turkish PM's invitation to participate in OIC Summit

Erdogan urges for 'common stance' for Palestine

Bangladesh will attend the extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan who now holds its rotating chairmanship.

The meeting will take place on May 18, government spokesman and Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag announced.

Turkish PM telephoned to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and extended invitation for the extraordinary session of the OIC called on the request of Turkey on May 18 to discuss the massacre of Palestinians by Israeli forces and to devise a joint strategy to exert worldwide pressure on Israel to stop these brutal acts.

"Islamic countries should without fail review their relations with Israel", Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told his ruling party in parliament.

Yildirim noted that Turkey sharply condemns Israel's actions directed against Palestinians.

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On Monday, May 14, the OIC- 45th Council of Foreign Ministers issued a statement at the initiative of Chairs of the Islamic Summit, Turkey, and the Council of Foreign Ministers, Bangladesh On the Deplorable Action of the U.S. To Open its Embassy in Jerusalem.

Erdoğan said the worldwide community should speak out for Palestinians' suffering and called for a firm and common stance by the OIC.

Erdoğan's phone call with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir came after at least 62 Palestinian demonstrators were martyred and hundreds injured by cross-border Israeli gunfire on Monday.

The Organization for Islamic Cooperation is the second largest intergovernmental platform in the world, following the United Nations, and has 57 member states in four continents.

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