Tayyip Erdoğan is the only World leader who has blasted Myanmar Government of genocide

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Tayyip Erdoğan is the only World leader who has blasted Myanmar Government of genocide

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused Myanmar of “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority, who have fled in the tens of thousands across the border into Bangladesh to escape ethnic violence.

“There is a genocide there,” Erdoğan said in a speech in Istanbul during the Islamic Eid al-Adha feast, which commemorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son.

“Those who close their eyes to this genocide perpetuated under the cover of democracy are its collaborators.”

Almost 400 people have died in violence in the north-western Rakhine state that Myanmar’s military said was triggered by attacks on security forces by insurgents from the Rohingya ethnic minority.

The army’s statement said there had been 90 armed clashes, including an initial 30 attacks by insurgents on 25 August, making the combat more extensive than previously announced. The army, responding to the attacks, launched what it called clearance operations against the insurgents.

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