VP Ma'ruf, Turkish envoy discuss campaign for peaceful Islam

VP Ma'ruf, Turkish envoy discuss campaign for peaceful Islam

Indonesian Vice President Ma’ruf Amin received Turkish Ambassador to Indonesia Mahmut Erol Kilic and Vice President of Karadeniz Holding Nuri Dogan Karadeniz at the Vice Presidential Office in Jakarta on Wednesday (Feb 12). (Fransiska Ninditya)

We are both moderate Islam but unfortunately, our voice is not heard much in this modern world. We will enhance cooperation in facing radicalism
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian Vice President Ma’ruf Amin received Turkish Ambassador to Indonesia Mahmut Erol Kilic at the Vice Presidential Office in Jakarta on Wednesday to discuss ways to enhance bilateral cooperation including campaigning for peaceful Islam.

"I invited him that we must echo it as several terrible ideologies have destroyed our understanding of Islam which is full of peace and understands one another," Kilic said at the meeting.

Kilic said Turkey and Indonesia share similarities in the traditional history of Islam as well as in applying Islamic teachings.

The two countries need to cooperate in echoing moderate Islam at a time when the world begins to downgrade its confidence due to acts of terror carried out in the name of Islam, he said.

"We are both moderate Islam but unfortunately, our voice is not heard much in this modern world. We will enhance cooperation in facing radicalism," he said.

In facing the acts of terror and radicalism, he said one of the workable solutions is spreading the understanding of moderate Islam to the international community. Hence, cooperation among countries in campaigning for peaceful and anti-war Islam must be intensified.

"We must be united to echo it together. Insya Allah (God willing), we will take good cooperative steps for global peace, not merely for peace in the Islamic world. Islam is peaceful. We must return it to the understanding," he said.

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