Turkey calls for end to violence in Myanmar

Ministers ask international community to help stop 'persecution' against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Turkey calls for end to violence in Myanmar

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim Friday called on international community to help stop violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State.

“International community should be more active and should abandon different [double] standards on this subject,” Yildirim told reporters in Istanbul on the first day of Eid Al-Adha.

Eid al-Adha, known as the feast of the sacrifice, recognizes Ibrahim’s submission to God in his willingness to sacrifice his son.

Turkey has been doing its part to send humanitarian aid to the suffering people and in order to put an end to violence, he said.

“We, one more time strongly condemn this massacre… ,” the prime minister said, adding “Those, who have done this [violence], will be accountable before the humanity sooner or later.”

The other ministers’ Eid messages also focused on the ongoing violence.

“The world and the United Nations have enough power to stop cruelty in Rakhine,” Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag told Anadolu Agency in the eastern Erzurum province.

Speaking to reporters in northwestern Kocaeli province, another Deputy Prime Minister Fikri Isik said that it is unacceptable that the world is “unfortunately blind and deaf to these persecutions”.

Violence erupted in Myanmar’s Rakhine State on Aug. 25 when the country’s security forces launched an operation against Rohingya Muslim community. It triggered a fresh influx of refugees towards neighboring Bangladesh though the country sealed off its border for the refugees.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Eylül 2017, 01:11