Turkey condemns attacks in Myanmar's Rakhine state

Published 27.08.2017 21:37
Updated 27.08.2017 21:39

Turkey on Saturday condemned deadly attacks on border posts in western Myanmar's Rakhine state on Friday that left at least 89 people dead. In a written statement, Turkish Foreign Ministry said: "We condemn the attacks and emphasize that the problems in Rakhine state cannot be resolved through violence."

The statement said it was saddening that the attacks happened at a time the report of the Kofi Annan-led Rakhine Advisory Commission was released.

In a 63-page report presented to the government Wednesday, Annan's commission called for an end to the restrictions on movement and citizenship for the 1.2 million Rohingya minority in Rakhine.

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