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09:16, 20 February 2017 Monday
Update: 14:49, 17 August 2012 Friday

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Turkish charities to provide more aid to Arakan
Turkish charities to provide more aid to Arakan

The three charity organizations will send new funds to the region and implement new projects.

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's Humanitarian Aid Foundation (IHH), Cansuyu and Kimse Yok mu charity organizations are making preparations to send more aid materials to the Rohingya Muslims in Arakan state of Myanmar after the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's wife Mrs. Emine Erdogan visited the region on August 9.

The three charity organizations will send new funds to the region and implement new projects.

Among the projects are building an orphanage, a school and a health clinic in Arakan.

Moreover, the charity organizations will provide food and clothing to the Rohingya Muslims in upcoming days.

Meanhwile, Turkey has collected more than 38 million Turkish Liras (TL) for Muslims in Myanmar.

A statement by Prime Ministry Public Diplomacy Coordinator's Office said on Friday that Turkish Religious Affairs Foundation, Prime Ministry Disaster & Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) and Turkish Red Crescent collected 38.1 million TL in total in their aid campaigns for Muslims in Arakan region of Myanmar. (one USD equals 1.79 TL)

 



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Press agenda on February 19
Press agenda on February 19

Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover Sunday Feb. 19, 2017 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories): BAGHDAD Iraqi forces launch an offensive on jihadists defending Mosul's west bank, in what could be the most brutal fighting yet in a four-month-old operation on the city. 700 words 0530 GMT by Ammar Karim and Jean-Marc Mojon US-militant-Egypt-prison,2ndlead WASHINGTON The sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, an Egyptian-born cleric linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, dies at 78 in a US prison facility after a long battle with diabetes and coronary artery disease. 650 words moved by Maggy Donaldson. File Picture Ukraine-Russia-conflict,WRAP MOSCOW A truce between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine will come into force Monday, Moscow and Kiev say, though some separatists are already labelling it unfeasible. 500 words moved by Anais Llobet Entertainment-film-festival-Germany,WRAP BERLIN Hungary's "On Body and Soul", a love story set in a slaughterhouse, wins the Golden Bear top prize at the Berlin film festival, Europe's first major cinema showcase of the year. 700 words moved by Deborah Cole. Picture. Video Also moved: Entertainment-film-festival-Germany-prizes,FACTS Entertainment-film-festival-Germany,POINTS Entertainment-film-festival-Germany-winners,CHRONO -- ASIA -- NKorea-Malaysia-diplomacy-community,SCENE KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's only North Korean restaurant promises a glimpse into life in the reclusive state but it has been shuttered since news broke of the assassination of leader Kim Jong-Un's brother, with security guards turning customers away. 650 words 0600 GMT by Elizabeth Law. Picture. Video -- AMERICAS -- US-politics-Trump-Melania,lead MELBOURNE, Florida First Lady Melania Trump, usually a demure and soft-spoken presence at her husband's side, breaks with form, reciting the Lord's Prayer before issuing a scathing rebuke of his enemies and her critics at a campaign-style stop in Florida. 600 words moved by Michael Mathes with Stephanie Griffith in Washington. Picture. Video. US-media-politics-technology WASHINGTON As President Donald Trump warns of a crackdown on US government leaks to media, interest is growing in technology tools that allow sources to share information anonymously. 750 words moved by Rob Lever Venezuela-politics-opposition-US CARACAS Venezuela and the United States lock horns again over political prisoners held by Caracas, including over the detention of a jailed opposition leader whose supporters took to the streets of the capital to demand his release.