Erdogan urges Muslims to overcome splits, fight terror

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during the 13th Organization of Islamic Cooperation Summit on April 14, 2016 in IstanbulTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday urged dozens of Muslim leaders gathered for a summit in Istanbul to end sectarian divisions in the Islamic world and join forces to fight terror. Turkey is seeking to showcase its influence among the world’s estimated 1.7 billion Muslims, particularly in lands once controlled by the Ottoman Empire, at the two-day summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) which it will chair for the next two years.

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