JEDDAH, 30th June, 2016 (WAM) –The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks on Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday evening, killing and maiming many innocent people.

The OIC Secretary-General, Iyad Ameen Madani, expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and the Government and people of Turkey and wished the injured a quick recovery.

Madani reiterated the solidarity of OIC and its firm support for Turkey in these critical, painful circumstances and for its procedures in confronting the consequences of this crime and apprehending those who stand behind it.

He also expressed support for all the dedicated efforts by Turkey in combating this terrorism, which aims to destabilise the political and economic stability enjoyed by the country.

The Secretary-General stressed his absolute rejection of this despicable terrorist act – carried out in The Holy Month of Ramadan – that has no grounds in religion or morality. He reiterated the principled and constant position of the OIC rejecting all forms and manifestations of terrorism.

He called on OIC member states to work together and strengthen their coordination to combat the scourge of terrorism, which has become a veritable threat to their security and stability.