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The Turkish government will launch a new aid campaign for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar including temporary sheltering camps and support systems, Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdağ has announced. 

“We will launch a campaign with the Turkish Red Crescent, the Health Ministry, Directorate of Religious Affairs and non-governmental organizations,” Akdağ said on Sept. 11.
 
Akdağ and Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) head Mehmet Güllüoğlu held a press conference on Turkey’s humanitarian aid to Rohingya Muslims. 
 
Akdağ stated that Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşloğlu had gathered with authorities in Bangladesh and that the Turkish government is determined to support children and the elderly.
 
“It is something that can be done with the Bangladeshi government. We continue our technical work as AFAD,” Akdağ said.
 
Güllüoğlu stated that AFAD was continuing to form diplomatic contacts, stressing that they were determined to send aid to the region.

September/11/2017

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