Erdogan: Turkey will not stand idle in front of starving children in Gaza

[ 07/10/2010 – 10:52 AM ]


ISTANBUL, (PIC)– Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country will not remain quiet over Israeli injustice or turn its back on Gaza and its children.

This came during the opening of the 14th International Business Forum staged by MUSIAD, the Independent Industrialists & Businessmen’s Association on Wednesday in Istanbul.

The event was attended by more than 25 ministers from different countries, 5,000 businessmen from 65 countries, 150,000 visitors, and 550 exhibitors from Turkey and other countries.

Erdogan said his country has been open to all cultures, beliefs, and Islamic investments since Mehmed took control in 1453. He noted that Turkey is becoming one of the world’s best economies.

On his part, MUSIAD president Omer Cihat Vardan called on Islamic countries to cooperate to increase trade between themselves to boost the rate of development between each other and become independent of other countries.

The association chose the slogan this year “The importance of technology in developing Islamic countries” in an effort to urge Islamic nations to better economies by placing more focus on the technology industry.

“Money does not buy technology. We must have it so as not to be slaves to others,” said Vardan.

MUSIAD is an Istanbul-based non-profit organization that aims to revitalize economic and trade cooperation between the 57 Islamic countries. It currently has more than 3,500 members, with more than 15,000 companies, 30 branches in Turkey, and a number of liaison offices in 40 countries.

Erdogan: Turkey will not stand idle in front of starving children in Gaza.

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