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As Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s is all set to visit refugee camps in Bangladesh on Wednesday, Rohingya refugees hoped for establishing a secure atmosphere for their return to Myanmar.
The refugees thanked Turkey for its enormous efforts in a bid to resolve the crisis and humanitarian support to the vulnerable Muslim minority fleeing state persecution in Myanmar's western Rakhine state.
Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim, who is currently in Bangladesh, will visit Mainnerghona camp, around 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the southeastern Cox's Bazar, on Wednesday to observe the humanitarian activities carried out by Turkish non-governmental organizations.
He will distribute humanitarian aid to the refugees and listen to their problems.
Abdul Hakim, a Rohingya refugee living in the camp operated by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), told Anadolu Agency that they have got food and safety in the camps due to Turkey's support.
“As Rohingya people, we thank Turkey, its president and people for their support,” he said.
Hakim, 70, said they were in good economic condition in Myanmar but after the persecution by the country’s military they had to leave everything to save their lives.
"I had 40 cows and over 15,000 acres of lands. But they had captured everything we had. They burnt our villages, mosques and schools," he said.
He noted that only 20 of 800 houses in their village were left livable when they fled Bangladesh four months ago.
Hakim said that Wednesday's visit of Turkish prime minister will make the refugees “very happy”.
"I thank Allah, I thank Turkish prime minister. This is a big thing that he will come to visit us to see our condition, he said.
“I want Turkish prime minister to focus on our issue. We want our dignity and safety in Myanmar. The Myanmar government should give us the national ID card, and all rights like other citizens. We want a secured environment to go back.”
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