I express my deep satisfaction on the speed and path of ICYF-DC achievements and activities. I call upon the Muslim youth to be active in social life of their countries and step forward in becoming advanced leaders of a new generation, able to champion development in the OIC countries.
I would also like to state that my fulfillment for actively supporting the idea of Alliance of Civilizations as the forum begins its activity in Turkey. In technological sphere, the world has advanced in high speed but unfortunately globalization has also brought some challenges. I am certain that the forum will make its best efforts to promote peace in the world and I hope that the means of ICYF-DC will enable young generations of Muslim Ummah to know each other much better and allow them to take joint steps in meeting their interests in development. A great step would be to initiate a Women’s forum with OIC patronage.
H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Speech on the Opening Ceremony of ICYF-DC