9th EURASIA ISLAMIC COUNCIL CONVENES
The 9th Eurasia Islamic Council will convene in İstanbul today.
The Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has been bringing together the religious institutions and Muslim communities in the Eurasia geography since 1995 and is convening its 9th gathering in İstanbul.
The opening session of the council will be held at the historical Dolmabahçe Palace and will be attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President of Diyanet Prof. Dr. Mehmet Görmez. The council will hold the 9th meeting under the title “Islam in Eurasia, Unity and Solidarity Against Religious Exploitation and a Perspective for the Future.”
The Council will take up the developments in the Islamic world and will hold sessions under the titles “The Reflections of the FETÖ Movement in Eurasia as a Global Threat”, “Institutions and Generate Religious Knowledge in Eurasia”, “New Media and Religious Exploitation”, “DAESH, A Movement of Global Threat and Violence”, “Ways to Prevent Religious Exploitation and Solutions”.
The council will be attended by 120 delegates from 33 countries. The aim is to help the council serve as a forum for consultations on cooperation and topical problems. It also aims to promote cooperation among religious institutions so that people of the region get proper religious education in a coordinated manner.
The four day council is hosting representatives from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Kyrgyzstan, Crimea, Kosovo, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mongolia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Greece, the Netherlands, Sweden, Britain, Austria, Italy, Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Egypt and India. The council will end on October 14 with the reading of the final communique.