Muslim leaders extraordinary summit in Istanbul

Leaders of Muslim countries met today in Istanbul for an extraordinary summit to discuss “repercussions” from the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) session aims to produce a “unified Islamic position.” The umbrella organization of 57-members called U.S. President Donald Trump’s statement last week an “illegal decision” and a “serious escalation.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan OIC’s term president has been critical of the U.S. move and said leaders would relay a “strong message.”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun (Click here for the speech, Jordanian King Abdullah II and top ministers of numerous nations will be attending the session.