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Turkey Raises $33 Million in Aid for Rohingya

29 August 2012

Turkey has collected roughly 60 million Turkish lira (US $33 million) for Rohingya Muslims in Arakan State, according to the Sunday Zaman, a Turkish newspaper. The money was collected by the prime minister’s Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate, the Turkish Religious Affairs Foundation and the Kimse Yok Mu Association, a charitable foundation. Earlier this month, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and the wife of the Turkish prime minister traveled to Arakan State amid outrage in the Muslim world over alleged atrocities committed against the Rohingyas.