KUALA LUMPUR – Turkey has demanded solidarity among Islamic countries to help
Muslim refugees who are mostly women and children.
Its Deputy Minister of Family and Social Policy, Mehmet Ersoy said it was
among the main issues brought for discussion at the 1st World Muslim Women
Summit and Exhibition 2016 (WISE 2016), which is being held here.
“We come here with some of our women MPs to discuss the problem and try to
find solutions at this Women’s Summit (WISE 2016).
“In the world where 3.5 million people are forced to be refugees, we
believe that the only way to solve the problem is to be in solidarity,” he told
a press conference here today.
Mehmet said the Muslim world now was facing tough days as most refugees
problems occur in Muslim countries, as well as most wars and internal conflicts.
“Thus, it is utmost important that Muslim countries try to understand
and solve this problem with the spirit of brotherhood as highlighted in the
Quran,” he said.
WISE 2016 which began yesterday highlights current issues related to the
role of Muslim women in global peacebuilding and development.
The three-day summit is organised by the Department of Islamic Development
Malaysia in collaboration with the Ministry of Women, Family and Community
Development, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Organisation
Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and the World Islamic Forum.