Turkey is considering participating in a European Union force planned to be sent to the violence-hit Central African Republic (CAR), Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Thursday.

Davutoğlu, addressing an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the situation in the Central African Republic in Saudi Arabia, also said Turkey was working on possible contribution to MISCA, the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic.

The OIC gathering at the organization’s headquarters came amid gruesome attacks from Christian militiamen in the Central African Republic against the country’s Muslim minority. The OIC, the world’s largest group of Muslim countries, agreed at the same meeting to send a high-level fact-finding mission to the country and to appoint a special representative to coordinate efforts with the African Union and the United Nations. […]