Prepare for attacks trying to bring down Muslims from within: Erdoğan
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
The Muslim world is the target of plots to reshape it to the benefit of others, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in his address on Dec. 16.
“Like a century ago, the Islamic world faces attempts to reshape it through blood, tears and intercenine warfare,” Erdoğan said in Istanbul, at the 7th Hadith and Sira Studies Awards Ceremony.
He called on people “to be ready for attacks that aim to bring down Muslims from within.”
“As Muslims fight each other, the ones that benefit are terrorist groups, and terrorist states such as Israel,” he said.
Erdoğan also reiterated his condemnation of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
In response to Trump’s announcement, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued a declaration this week recognizing East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state.
Erdoğan said the OIC move would create a strong precedent, encouraging other nations to follow its lead.