On Thursday (September 22) the Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu during a high level side event in New York said the international community is losing interest in the plight of Rohingya crisis, and urged the international community to do more for the minority Muslims, who were forced to flee Myanmar five years ago.
“Rohingya Muslims have been deprived of their fundamental rights and basic needs. Unfortunately, the international community is losing interest in this tragedy,” Foreign Minister continued, “Bangladesh shoulders the heaviest burden on the crisis by hosting more than a million Rohingya. The world should do more to share this burden.”
“On our part, we (Turkish) support aid projects covering both urgent needs and income-generating activities. And our field hospital in the refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar provides health services to around 1,500 people daily,” he said, pledging to “continue to support relief efforts in cooperation with Bangladesh.”
“It is our responsibility to support efforts of restoring the fundamental rights of the Rohingyas. Their voluntary and sustainable return to Myanmar in safety and dignity is our priority and we should never give up on this,” the foreign minister said this by calling on the international community to “financially contribute” to the fund set up by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
“The Rohingya crisis is one of the gravest tragedies of modern times. Besides relief efforts, we should keep the cause of Rohingya high on the international agenda. The Rohingya want to return home, they want justice. And it is our duty to stand by them in the rightful cause,” he said.