Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan discussed a number of issues with his Saudi counterpart, Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, over the phone on Saturday, including the burning of a copy of the Quran in Sweden this week, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported, citing the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
A statement from the ministry said the two discussed preparations for an extraordinary meeting of the executive committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the consequences of the Quran burning. The meeting will be held in Jeddah on Sunday.
According to the Turkish Foreign Ministry, the ministers also discussed the need to “fight Islamophobia” and regional cooperation issues.
The burning of a copy of the Muslim holy book by Salwan Momika outside a Stockholm mosque with a permit from the police on Wednesday has caused outrage and condemnation in the Islamic world.