Çavuşoğlu: Turkey to cover any costs if Rohingya muslims allowed into Bangladesh

Rohingya Muslims, fled from ongoing military operations in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, make their way through water at rice field as they try to arrive Cittiagong, Bangladesh on August 31, 2017

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has called on Bangladesh to open its doors to Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar's western Rakhine state. In the phone conversation, Çavuşoğlu informed Bangladeshi officials that Turkey will shoulder any financial burdens if Bangladesh opens its borders for Rohingya refugees.

Speaking at a Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Eid al-Adha celebration event in the Mediterranean province of Antalya on Friday, Çavuşoğlu also said: "We are providing all sort of aid to our Rohingya brothers. God willing, we will take concrete steps towards resolving this issue. Our president is sparing no effort towards that end. Last evening, he spoke with his İndonesian and Malaysian counterparts. And he spoke with the UN General Secretary. Following his instructions, I will speak today at around 16:00 with the former UN General Seretary and special representative Kofi Anaan. We are also pressing for action in the Islamic Cooperation Organization. We will devote a summit this year for the Rakhine state. We must find a final solution for this crisis."