Turkish First Lady Emine Erdogan in Dhaka

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Dhaka, September 7: Turkey’s First Lady Emine Erdogan arrived here early Thursday to meet Rohingya Muslims who have fled persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

A special aircraft carrying her and her entourage landed at Shahjalal International Airport around 3:00 am.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam received her at the airport.

Earlier, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Dhaka in a different aircraft.

The visit follows the latest bloodshed in Myanmar’s Rakhine State that resulted in the fresh influx of Rohingyas into Bangladesh.

Emine Erdogan will fly to Cox’s Bazar today to visit Rohingya camp.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and State Minister Md Shahriar Alam will also visit with them.