Turkish FM urges world to be sensitive about Rohingya

Mevlut Cavusoglu says humanitarian tragedy is unfolding in front of eyes of world in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

Turkish FM urges world to be sensitive about Rohingya

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s foreign minister Wednesday urged the international community to show sensitivity to the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state.

“Not only the Islamic world but also the entire international community should be sensitive" to the mass killings in Rakhine, Mevlut Cavusoglu told a news conference on the sidelines of a meeting of the foreign ministers of Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Georgia in the Azeri capital Baku.

Rakhine has seen simmering tension between its Buddhist and Muslim populations since communal violence broke out in 2012.

According to the UN, 123,600 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh as tens of thousands more were internally displaced by the latest violence.

“Unfortunately we haven’t seen that sensitivity. There is a human tragedy there and it is unfolding in front of the eyes of the whole world," Cavusoglu said.

After his visit to Azerbaijan, Cavusoglu said, he is due to visit Rakhine to oversee the distribution of humanitarian aid through the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) and Turkish Red Crescent.

Calling relations among Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia “perfect,” he added, "This tripartite meeting and tripartite mechanism contribute a lot to the region’s stability and economic development."

 

Last Mod: 06 Eylül 2017, 16:09
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