Recep Tayyip Erdogan

At OIC, Muslim nations condemn Israel and US, call for unity

Muslim nations on Friday condemned Israel and the inauguration of the American embassy in contested Jerusalem as a "provocation and hostility against" the Islamic world, while Turkey's president called for action, including a peacekeeping force.

A final communique from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit in Istanbul "reaffirmed the centrality of the Palestinian cause" after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the rotating term president of the OIC, called an extraordinary summit.

The call came on the heels of a week that has seen Turkey take a leading role in condemning Israeli actions in Gaza — Monday's killing of 59 Palestinians and...

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