Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has called upon international community to come forward to ensure safe repatriation of the Rohingyas.During visit at Rohingya camps in Ukhia of Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday he said”Bangladesh has shown rare example of humanity by harboring huge number of Rohingyas who fled from Myanmar to escape systematic persecution of Myanmar army.
32 Humanitarin organizations of Turkey are working to help Rohingyas who took shelter in Bangladesh five of them from Turkish government. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has observed humanitarian activities in Rohingya camps.In the meantime; He inaugurated a medical camp run by Turkish aid agency AFAD and handed over the keys of two ambulances to Mohammad Ali Hossain, Deputy Commissioner of Cox’sbazar on behalf of Turkish government. Meanwhile, Binali Yıldırım sat down on the ground and heard the depiction of the brutality of Myanmar army and became emotional for a while. He termed the oppression of the Myanmar army as “ethenic cleansing”
Later, the Turkish Prime Minister distributed cooked food petronized by Turkish humanitarian organization (TIKA) as well as delivered the life saving kit among children in the Moynar Ghuna camps organized byTurkish Red Crescent society. In the meantime, he urged to the international community including the United Nations to play effective to start repatriation of Rohingyas with honor and dignity. Turkey would continue the humanitarian cooperation of Rohingyas in Bangladesh till return to their motherland.
During the visit, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bakir Bozdek, Family Affairs and Social Welfare Minister Fatma Betul, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hasan Mahmud Ali, MP Saimum Sarwar Kamal and senior officials were present among others.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım arrived on a two-day official visit to Dhaka on Monday night. On Tuesday morning, he paid tribute to the martyrs of the Liberation War by placing wreaths at National Memorial in Savar. During this time, he signed the visitor’s book and planted a tree
. He also called on President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban where he reiterated Ankara’s continued support for Bangladesh in handling the Rohingya crisis.He described existing Dhaka-Ankara relation to be very excellent and optimistic to continue in future.