Turkey to stand by Bangladesh in tackling Rohingya crisis
Published: 03:33 PM, 8 January 2022 Updated: 03:47 PM, 8 January 2022
Turkish Interior Minister Solaiman Soylu today naugurated a 50-bed field hospital
Turkish Interior Minister Solaiman Soylu has said Bangladesh is not alone in tackling the Rohingya crisis, Turkey also stands by with the country.
He came up with the remark while inaugurating a 50-bed field hospital, funded by Turkish government organisation AFAD, at Balukhali Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar district at around 11:30 am on Saturday.
Later, the Turkish Interior Minister visited an under construction temporary shelter for Rohingyas displaced by the fire in the same area. After the visit, the Turkish Interior Minister played games with the Rohingya youth for some time. He talked to people of different ages at this time.
He inspected the Rohingya Camp No. 17, the Turkish Red Crescent's healthcare program, and the Rohingya soap factory run by the Dianat Foundation in Turkey. He also talked to Rohingya people of different ages and played with them for some time.
State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md. Enamur Rahman spoke at the same event. Deputy Minister of Interior Ismail Chatakalu, Deputy Minister of Health Khalil Bal Damir, two Turkish MPs, Turkish Ambassador to Bangladesh Mostafa Osman Turan and Divisional Commissioner of Chittagong Kamrul Hasan were also present on the occasion.
Earlier, a 20-member delegation led by the Turkish Interior Minister arrived at Cox's Bazar International Airport from Istanbul, Turkey on a special flight at 8 am on Saturday to visit the Rohingya camp. From there they reached Balukhali camp in Ukhia around 11:30 am.
He is scheduled to leave for Turkey at night after visiting Dhaka.