MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, JAKARTA – Türkiye and Muhammadiyah are ready to strengthen cooperation in a wide range of areas, including education, healthcare, and the promotion of Islamic values.
“There is a mandate from President of Türkiye, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that in the future there should be sustainable cooperation and programs between Muhammadiyah and Türkiye,” Turkish Ambassador to Indonesia Talip Küçükcan on Tuesday (September 26) in the meeting with President of Muhammadiyah Haedar Nashir in the Muhammadiyah Office of Jakarta.
Haedar Nashir welcomed the partnership to empower people and evolve modern Islamic civilization. Indeed, Türkiye is a role model for the integration of Islam and modernity and can compete with developed European countries.
“We have collaborated with Türkiye for a long time, and I think this partnership should be elevated,” said Haedar, accompanied by Chairmen of Muhammadiyah, Syafiq A. Mughni and Anwar Abbas, to welcome the ambassador.
Haedar also raised the issue of the need for a global Islamic calendar.
“We have a civilizational debt because we still do not have a global calendar. That is why Türkiye’s role is vital in achieving this,” said Haedar.
Turkish and Indonesian Muslims have huge potential to unite the Islamic world.
“Türkiye and Indonesia need to take a role in uniting the Islamic world, which was once divided by the Arab Spring,” he said.
Besides, Küçükcan, who was accompanied by the third secretariat Muhammad Kilinc, invited Muhammadiyah to attend an international education conference in Turkey next month. He said that the Turkish government recognizes Muhammadiyah extensive role in areas of social, community, and universal humanity.