The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold an emergency meeting in Istanbul, regarding Palestine, the OIC told Trend on May 15.
Israeli troops shot dead 55 Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border yesterday as the United States opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem.
"The Islamic world should move as one, with one voice, against this massacre", he added.More news: Karna poll sets record; 72.13 per cent exercise franchise
Turkish PM telephoned to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and extended invitation for the extraordinary session of the OIC called on the request of Turkey on May 18 to discuss the massacre of Palestinians by Israeli forces and to devise a joint strategy to exert worldwide pressure on Israel to stop these brutal acts. Over the course of the conference, both Pakistan and Turkey will try to urge the Islamic states to strongly condemn this tragedy and craft a strategy to find a peaceful way of resolving the Israel-Palestine conflict.
The OIC Secretary General also stressed the need for the worldwide community to play its role towards finding a political solution to the Palestine issue in accordance with global law, resolutions of world bodies and the Arab Peace Initiative.
Serving as the OIC president, Turkey convened in December 2017 the countries of the organization to coordinate a response to the transfer of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in violation of the United Nations resolutions on the status of the city.More news: What Pope Francis said about Gaza killings, violence in middle
The summit declared East Jerusalem - which the worldwide community regards as annexed by Israel - "as the capital of the State of Palestine" and urged the world to follow suit.
Erdoğan said the global community should speak out for Palestinians' suffering and called for a firm and common stance by the OIC.More news: Brazil's President Temer calls for FIFA World Cup title