ANKARA (AA) - August 5, 2012 - The Turkish Ambassador in Naypyidaw, Murat Yavuz Ates visited the Arakan region in Myanmar.
In a statement released on Facebook on Sunday, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said that, after an initiative by Turkey, the officials of Myanmar organized a trip to Rahkine state for ambassadors and UN officials in Yangon on July 31 and August 1 so they could observe the situation following acts of violence in June.
"Our Ambassador to Myanmar, Murat Yavuz Ates was also present in this visit. The delegation visited the capital city of Rakhine state, Sittwe, and the city of Maung Taw where the incidents first occurred. Ambassador Ates underlined that international civil society organizations could provide humanitarian aid to thousands of people in camps and that the Turkish Red Crescent Aid Society was willing to provide humanitarian aid to the region," the statement also said.