Egypt and Saudi Arabia stayed away from an “emergency summit” that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan convened Wednesday in Istanbul of the 57-member semi-moribund Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Other nations sent low-ranking officials. Erdogan called the meeting to voice a strong collective protest by the Muslim world against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem on Dec. 6. It is planned to climax in the recognition of East Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital. The presidents of Iran, Indonesia and Somalia promised to come, along with King Abdullah of Jordan and heads of the two rival Palestinian factions, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah and Khaled Meshaal of Hamas. Turkish officials say 18 presidents and prime ministers are in attendance.