The Letter of IRCICA Director General Assoc. Prof. Dr. Halit Eren to the President of the Republic of Turkey, H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the aftermath of the 15 July Coup attempt
21 July 2016
My Respected President,
I would like to express, on behalf of myself and the personnel of the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) which strive to reflect a better understanding of the Islamic civilization in the world through its research and activities as the cultural subsidiary of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation that we strongly condemn the heinous coup attempt perpetrated by the treacherous FETÖ/PDY terror organisation on the night of 15 July. Turkey constitutes a positive role model for many countries in the globe with its economic development and social harmony. But the traitors who damaged Turkey’s international reputation and tried to capture its future with this coup attempt have in fact targeted our freedom, democracy and independence.
We are grateful that this heinous coup attempt was defeated thanks to the strong leadership and prudent governance shown by Yourselves as well as the firm commitment and emotional attachment of Turkish people to your Presidency. Undoubtedly, the unprecedented and sincere reflections of the unwavering faith of our society to Allah (SWT) and their deep loyalty to your great personality played a crucial role in this.
I sincerely believe that from now on we will proceed towards a bright, peaceful and prosperous future as a united nation by overcoming all superficial divisions and difficulties.
May Allah (SWT) be with you and assist in your endeavors. I wish you incessant success and present my sincere regards.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Halit Eren