Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused the safety forces in Myanmar of waging a “Buddhist terror” in opposition to the Rohingya Muslim minority within the nation, a whole lot of 1000’s of whom have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh.
Erdogan, who has repeatedly highlighted the plight of the Rohingya, once more accused the Yangon authorities of finishing up a “genocide” in opposition to the folks in Rakhine state.
In a speech in Istanbul, Erdogan lamented the failure of the worldwide neighborhood to put sanctions in opposition to the Myanmar authorities over its marketing campaign.
“There’s a very clear genocide over there,” Erdogan mentioned.
Erdogan, who has held talks by telephone with Myanmar’s key chief, the Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, added: “Buddhists at all times get represented as envoys of goodwill.”
“For the time being, there’s a clear Buddhist terror in Myanmar… I do not know how one can gloss over this with yoga schmoga. This can be a reality right here. And all humanity must know this.”
Greater than 430,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled throughout the border to Bangladesh from a army marketing campaign which the UN says seemingly quantities to ethnic cleaning of the stateless minority.
Earlier than the newest surge of violence, there have been over a million Rohingyas in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state within the west of the overwhelmingly Buddhist nation.
Erdogan, himself a pious Muslim, takes a pointy curiosity within the destiny of Muslim communities internationally and notably sees himself as a champion of the Palestinian trigger.
Returning for a key private theme, he lambasted the worldwide neighborhood for being fast to denounce “Islamic terror” however not “Christian terror”, “Jewish terror” or “Buddhist terror”.