Erdogan wins Turkish presidential election

Erdogan wins Turkish presidential election

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug. 11 (UPI) --Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a landslide victory in the country's presidential elections Sunday, extending his 12 years in power.
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U.N., OIC review collective response to security

U.N., OIC review collective response to security

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Multilateral coordination is needed to address the increase in terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

Syrian truce called for Muslim holy day

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 30 (UPI) -- The Arab League and Organization of Islamic Cooperation said Tuesday warring factions in Syria should lay down their weapons for an upcoming Muslim holy day.

Islamic bloc appalled by Nigerian violence

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 8 (UPI) -- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation is dismayed by an attack on a boarding school in northeastern Nigeria, the group's secretary-general said.

EU, OIC address Middle East crises

BRUSSELS, June 25 (UPI) -- The European Union is searching for ways to address Middle East and North African security challenges with a regional Islamic organization, an EU leader said.

OIC condemns 'terrorism' in Libya

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, April 25 (UPI) -- The principles of Islam forbid terrorism in any manifestation, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation said in condemning attacks in Libya this week.

No meddling allowed, Myanmar says

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, April 18 (UPI) -- There's no need for outside parties to investigate Myanmar's security issues, a government spokesman said Thursday.

OIC calls for action in Mali

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Mali and its partners must work together to ensure the country doesn't become a failed state that plays host to multinational terrorist groups, the OIC said.

Anti-U.S. action prompts calls for peace

GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- World leaders are called on to press for calm as anti-American sentiment sweeps across the Middle East, the U.N. rights chief said Friday from Geneva.
OIC appeals for Syrian solutions

OIC appeals for Syrian solutions

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A military solution isn't the desired outcome in Syria though Arab leaders are called to provide recommendations, the OIC secretary-general said.

China notes ties with Islamic world

BEIJING, June 18 (UPI) -- The Chinese government, facing separatist pressures from its minority Uighurs in the northwest, says it values its friendly relations with the Islamic world.

OIC worried about Israeli actions

SIRTE, Libya, March 30 (UPI) -- Danger is imminent because of the crisis over Israeli activity in Jerusalem, the head of the Organization of the Islamic Conference said in Libya.

Islamic leaders wrap up Iraq tour

BAGHDAD, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Leaders of the Organization of the Islamic Conference signed a memorandum of understanding with the Iraqi government concerning Islamic unity, officials said.

Islamic leaders visit Maliki in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Security gains and progress in reconstruction are positive steps for Iraq as it re-emerges in the Arab community, Arab leaders said during a visit to Iraq.

Ahmadinejad: Pressures will have no result

TEHRAN, June 2 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected as futile and fruitless the pressures exercised by Western countries on Iran over its nuclear program.
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Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

Prof. Dr. Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu (born 26 December 1943) is a Turkish science historian and currently the Secretary-General of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the second largest public international organisation after the United Nations.

İhsanoğlu was born in Cairo, Egypt, where he later studied science at the Ain Shams University, receiving his BSc in 1966. He obtained his MSc in 1970 from the same university and his PhD from the Faculty of Science at the Ankara University in 1974.

He was founder and chairman of the Department of History of Science at the Faculty of Letters of Istanbul University from 1984 to 2000. His special interest focuses on culture and scholarship in the Islamic world. He was lecturer and visiting professor at various universities like University of Exeter, United Kingdom (1975-1977), Ankara University, Faculty of Science (1970-1980), Inönü University, Malatya (1978-1980), Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany (2003).

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