ABUJA, Nigeria

A Nigerian Islamic newspaper rated Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan “Global Muslim Personality of 2019,” praising him Friday for standing up for the rights of Muslims worldwide.

Publisher of Muslim News Nigeria, Rasheed Abubakar, said the choice of Erdogan was “undisputable” for the influence and power he wields within the Muslim world and in the international community.

“Due to his undisputable influence and power within the Muslim world and in the international community, Erdogan took the first place in this year as well,” Abubakar said of the Turkish leader who was also named the winner in 2018.

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