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18/08/2016
DECLARATION of the 1st ICYF YOUTH Camp: “OIC Youth Stands with Turkish Democracy: Strength in Solidarity”

DECLARATION of the 1st ICYF YOUTH Camp: “OIC Youth Stands with Turkish Democracy: Strength in Solidarity”

We, 200 young people representing 56 OIC Member States declare the following unanimously:

  • We thank the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Turkey for holding the youth camp for the OIC Member States and congratulate on successful realization of the 1st edition of the programme;
  • We express our solidarity and strong interest towards activities of ICYF and look forward to actively take part in future endeavours;
  • We stress the need for and invite the youth of the Ummah to establish closer ties and networks to contribute to the betterment of the solidarity among our countries;
  • We, the young citizens of OIC countries, strongly denounce the bloody coup attempt of July 15, 2016 happened in brotherly Turkey and condemn all kind of illegal and brutal actions targeting peoples and governments of our countries;
  • We commemorate the 246 martyrs who sacrificed their lives to protect the democracy and the legitimate government during the coup attempt in Turkey;
  • By partaking in the youth camp in Antalya, we have demonstrated the Islamic youth’s solidarity with the government, people and especially the youth of the Republic of Turkey,
  • We congratulate the Turkish youth and show our solidarity with their strong defense of the democratic system in Turkey in the faithful night of the July 15, 2016,
  • We, the youth of the Ummah, are dedicated to the protection of the values and principles of our respective countries and our Islamic identity.
  • We invite the leaders and institutions of the Muslim world as well as the youth of the Muslim world to show their solidarity with Turkish democracy via various channels, including media and social media;
  • We declare our dedication to the development of our societies and stress the importance of raising awareness against all kind of blackmailing towards Islam and its values;
  • We are deeply concerned with the Islamophobic actions happening in the Western countries and hopeful for the good will of the majority of the Western societies to create equal conditions for Muslims living there;
  • We stand by with our sisters and brothers from Syria, Iraq and other parts of the OIC geography suffering from military actions, terror and foreign invasion;
  • We are confident to develop and continue our cooperation in future;
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