Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.29
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Members of Islamic State terrorist organization are not only Muslims, said the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, TRT Haber channel reports Sept.29.
The world powers only talk about the implications of Islamic radicalism rather than seek the causes of it.
"Instead of solving the problems of the region, the world powers, on the contrary, arm radical groups," he said.
Earlier, Erdogan said that people who have lost hope for justice in international organizations, including the UN, seek it in the ranks of the terrorists.
The terrorist organization calling itself the Islamic State (IS) was created in 2003 in Iraq. In 2004-2006, the organization was led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and consisted of 11 radical Islamic groups, which had close ties to the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda.
Following the start of military confrontation in Syria between the armed opposition and the government forces, the terrorist organization penetrated the country in 2013. After this, the terrorist organization said it refuses to take the oath of Al-Qaeda and declared a jihad (a holy war) against all groups in Iraq and Syria, as well as the Syrian government forces.
Strengthening of the IS in Syria allowed it to return to Iraq, deploying military actions against government forces there.
In late June, the IS announced the creation of the "Islamic Caliphate" on the territories under its control in Iraq and Syria. In turn, Iraqi authorities asked international community for help in combating the IS.