Published On: Mon, Sep 11th, 2017

Watch: Turkey’s first lady visits Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh

Turkey’s first lady Emine Erdoğan and a delegation including Turkish politicians and heads of Turkish aid agencies arrived in Bangladesh Thursday to visit a refugee camp hosting Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

The first lady told reporters that Turkey will do everything possible to help the Rohingya, and that her husband, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, would take up the issue at this month’s U.N. General Assembly meeting.

“It is not possible to be not touched by this situation as a human being. May Allah help them. I hope that the whole world will take care of this issue and take is seriously both politically to find a solution and in terms of providing aid to these people,” the first lady said, adding that it is unbelievable to see that such a disaster can occur in this age while the whole world is watching.

Calling on the international community, Emine Erdoğan highlighted that everyone has a responsibility over the troubles that the Rohingya suffer.

“We all have children. We cannot overlook what is happening here just because they are not our children. We are all responsible and that is why we are here,” she said, while expressing her wish to see everyone do whatever they can to help.

Mrs. Erdoğan also visited the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar district and distributed aid while getting information from the camp authorities.

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