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March 2019

– Vice President Fuat Oktay says terror and terrorists have ‘no religion, no race, no geography’ UPDATES WITH REMARKS BY NEW ZEALAND GOVERNOR-GENERAL, EDITS THROUGHOUT By Diyar Guldogan and Dilara Hamit ANKARA (Burma Times) – Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay on Monday called on the world to stop promoting “provocative language” in wake of Friday’s […]

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– Mark Collins says a mosque and a cultural center will attract more immigrants STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Burma Times) – A far-right Swedish politician who represents an anti-immigration party has proposed to build a mosque and a cultural center to attract more immigrants to the country, local media reported. Mark Collins from far-right Sweden Democrats party, […]

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Report from MSL Buthidaung, (The Burma Times) In Buthidaung Arakan most of the remaining Rohingya have been severely suffering from the very contagious disease Hepatitis(C) for ages. There is no medical facility provided for this particular treatment for the helpless Rohingya patients either by INGOs or by the Myanmar Government. Therefore, people are facing avoidble […]

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The Burma Times: More than 3,200 people were displaced last week in Myanmar following intensified fighting between the Arakan Army rebel group and the Myanmar Military in the northern Mrauk-U Township. With nine Myanmar police officers confirmed dead, and eleven more still held-prisoner, this latest clash with the Burmese military signals continued strife for stabilizing […]

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Rohingya reject relocation to Bangladesh’s island ‘prison camp’ Dhaka (Burma Times) Bangladeshi authorities say they are ready to move some 100,000 Rohingya refugees to houses on a remote island in the Bay of Bengal. Although construction is completed, the UN has said the island “may not be habitable.” Bhashan Char is a small, sediment island that is […]

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Turkey will stand by New Zealand in its fight against terrorism, Fuat Oktay says  ISTANBUL (Burma Times) – Turkey’s vice president on Saturday urged the international community to stand up against Islamophobia, xenophobia, radicalism, and racism, in the wake of Friday’s terror attacks in New Zealand. Speaking at an Istanbul airport before leaving for New […]

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Strong insults’ against Islam written on building’s outer walls HELSINKI, Finland (Burma Times ) – A mosque in Finland’s capital was vandalized with Islamophobic graffiti on two consecutive mornings, an administrator at the building said Friday. Hasan Sahim, a member of its board of directors, told reporters that “strong insults” against Islam were written on the walls […]

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Politicians, media fueling Islamophobia also responsible for heinous attack on Christchurch mosques, says Mevlut Cavusoglu ANKARA (BT) – Turkey’s foreign minister on Friday condemned terrorist attacks targeting two mosques in New Zealand. “I condemn the barbaric terrorist attacks perpetrated against two mosques in #Christchurch in #NewZealand,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Twitter. Cavusoglu wished God’s mercy […]

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