Sep 26, 2019 12:20 UTC
  • Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia agree to fight Islamophobia

Leaders of Turkey, Pakistan, and Malaysia have reached a consensus to jointly fight the rising threat of Islamophobia across the world, mainly in the West.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad reached the agreement at a meeting on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday.

The three countries also agreed to launch a TV channel tasked with confronting the challenges posed by Islamophobic ideologies.

“President Erdogan, Prime Minister Mahathir and myself held a meeting today in which we decided our three countries will jointly start an English language TV channel dedicated to confronting challenges posed by Islamophobia and setting the record straight on our great religion – Islam,” Khan said in a series of tweets.

Pakistan, Malaysia, and Turkey held their first trilateral meeting on the foreign ministerial level on the sidelines of the 14th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the Saudi city of Mecca on May 30.

Earlier this year, the United Nations warned about the unbridled spread of Islamophobia across the international community.