Erdogan: Over 140 countries support UN Alliance of Civilizations (UPDATE)

Türkiye Materials 26 April 2016 11:54 (UTC +04:00)

Details added (first version posted on 11:35)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 26


More than 140 countries support the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Apr. 26 in Baku.

He was addressing the opening session of the 7th UNAOC Global Forum in Baku.

Holding the UNAOC Global Forum in Baku is of great importance, since Azerbaijan is the historical center of civilizations, said Erdogan.

Unfortunately, despite all efforts, the world is still unable to confront the growing radicalism and terrorism, he noted.

"Terror and terrorism have nothing in common with Islam," said the president adding that terrorists don't have religious affiliation and national identity.

Erdogan went on to add that Islam is the religion of peace, which calls for brotherhood.