Turkish first lady visits Bangladesh to help Rohingyas

Published 06.09.2017 23:50

Turkey's first lady visits Bangladesh today to meet Rohingya Muslims who fleeing persecution in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

"Mrs. Emine Erdoğan will travel to Bangladesh today where she will meet our Muslim brothers who fled oppression in Arakan" or Rakhine state, Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Çavuşoğlu said in a live interview with Turkish broadcaster ATV on Wednesday. "Many of our Muslim brothers have taken shelter in Bangladesh after fleeing persecution in the region."

Officials from Erdoğan's office said that Emine Erdoğan will be accompanied by her son, Bilal Erdoğan, the family and social affairs minister, and senior Turkish aid officials during her visit to Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

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