A two-day summit bringing together leaders of the Islamic world concluded in the Turkish city of Istanbul with a pledge to combat terrorism, cast aside sectarian differences and address regional conflicts.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chaired the final session of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation summit on Friday morning. “As Muslims, we cannot overcome our difficulties without achieving unity in spite of our differences,” he said at the closing ceremony held after a break for delegates to perform prayers.

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