12 January, 2016
Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC), an international institution affiliated to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), is shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the brutal suicide attack perpetrated today against innocent people, in historic Sultanahmet square of Istanbul, the Republic of Turkey.
On behalf of member organizations, ICYF-DC expresses its deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and hopes for a speedy recovery of the injured ones. ICYF-DC reiterates its solidarity with the Government and the people of brotherly Turkey and expresses its unequivocal support to all efforts to prevent barbaric terrorism and its inhumane ideology in Turkey and beyond.
Today while our thoughts and dua’s are with our Turkish brothers and sisters, ICYF-DC calls upon the OIC Member States, relevant OIC institutions, international community and civil societies to unite in firm stand against terror and its root causes.
May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala rests His Mercy upon the souls of the victims of Sultanahmet attack and give strength to Ummah and all humanity at large for unity in combating the evils of terrorism. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji’un.
Board of ICYF-DC, an institution affiliated to the OIC