To end extremism, give Muslims opportunity: Turkey's EU Minister
BRUSSELS – AP
AA photoA Turkish government official says to eliminate a root cause of Islamist extremism, European countries must give their Muslim residents greater opportunities and more reasons for hope.
Volkan Bozkır, Turkey’s EU Minister, said March 21 that many Muslims living in Europe "now feel they are the other."
Bozkır called that the leading reason for Islamist radicalization and terrorism. He said European leaders should take action so their Muslim populations will stop feeling they are "outside the circle."
The Turkish official spoke at a panel discussion in Brussels sponsored by the German Marshall Fund on what should be done to counter the wave of Islamic extremism and terrorism affecting European nations and other countries.