Minister Kurtulmuş visited the camp Turkey founded in Bangladesh. 13 February 2018
Minister of Culture and Tourism Prof. Dr. Numan Kurtulmuş visited the refugee camps founded in Cox’s Bazar city of Bangladesh to meet with the Arakan Muslims.
Minister Kurtulmuş who inspected the Mobile Field Hospital founded by the Ministry of Health and the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) in the camp, joint aid distribution point of The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), Turkish Red Crescent and Diyanet Foundation and TİKA kitchen, received information about projects carried out by Turkey to offer its helping hand at the refugee camps.
Minister Kurtulmuş and his spouse Sevgi Kurtulmuş distributed food to women and children at the TİKA food distribution center founded in the Maynargona-2 region offering shelter to 5 thousand families that equivalents to 25 thousand people.
Minister Kurtulmuş made the opening of Health Ministry’s Mobile Field Hospital affiliated to the AFAD that will provide health services to Arakan Muslims living in refugee camps and he also distributed food packages and toys at the Turkish Diyanet Foundation’s distribution center. After making the opening of water well excavated by the Turkish Diyanet Foundation, Kurtulmuş monitored sacrificed meat distribution to refugees.
Speaking with Arakan Muslim refugees in the camp, Minister Kurtulmuş said, “Your emigration is as holy as Prophet’s hegira. You were persecuted just because you say, ‘Allah’. This fact is an honour for you but a shame for the humanity who turned deaf ear to this cruelty. Hopefully, Allah will hear your prayers. I bring the blessings of Mr. President and all of our people. I will convey your regards to Mr. President as well.”
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