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Turkey to help repatriate Rohingya from Bangladesh

Update : 27 Sep 2017, 04:33 PM
Turkey's Culture and Tourism Numan Kurtulmus has said his country will take measures to repatriate Rohingya refugees who are currently in Bangladesh fleeing Myanmar army's crackdown in their native Rakhine state. Kurtulmus, also the former Turkish deputy prime minister, also said his country will stand beside Bangladesh to help resolve the Rohingya issue. The Turkish minister made the comments while talking to reporters after visiting the Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Ukhiya upazila of Cox's Bazar on Wednesday afternoon.
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  Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya accompanied Kurtulmus during the visit. Maya said Kurtulmus had assured him of constructing 20,000-25,000 shelter homes for around 100,000 Rohingya refugees. According to Maya, each of the homes will accommodate a family consisting at best six members.
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