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Turkey not to forget sacrifices of Bangladeshi Muslims during War of Independence: Erdoğan

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Published December 23,2020
TURKEY NOT TO FORGET SACRIFICES OF BANGLADESHI MUSLIMS DURING WAR OF INDEPENDENCE: ERDOĞAN

"We could not forget the contribution of Bengali Muslims during our [Turkey's] War of Independence," Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in a video message on Wednesday while praising continuously strengthening Turkey-Bangladesh relations. Erdoğan also remembered the 100th birth anniversary of the founder of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The Turkish president Wednesday hailed the opening of a new embassy compound in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, saying it is a sign of the importance Turkey gives to bilateral relations with Bangladesh.

"We wanted a structure worthy of not only our country, but also Bangladesh. I thank the government and authorities of Bangladesh for their support in the swift completion of the construction works," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in a video message.

Visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu inaugurated the new compound on Wednesday evening, the last day of his two-day official tour to the South Asian country.

The video message shown during the inauguration said "this beautiful work is an indication of the importance we attach to relations with Bangladesh."

Recalling the 100th birth anniversary of the founder of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Erdoğan said opening of this compound lays "specific meaning due to this."

He praised the continuously strengthening Turkey-Bangladesh relations. "We could not forget the contribution of Bengali Muslims during our [Turkey's] War of Independence."

"As Turkey, we were in solidarity with brotherly Bangladesh in their fight against coronavirus pandemic. We believe that the medical aid we delivered during the pandemic, alleviated the burden of the people of Bangladesh to some extent," he added.

The Turkish president also conveyed his condolences to Bangladeshis who have died of the coronavirus, and expressed speedy recovery for those in treatment.

Praising Bangladesh for its support to Rohingya people, Erdoğan said: "We appreciate the humanitarian and conscientious attitude of Bangladesh, which protects the Rohingya Muslims who escaped from the massacre."

"We continue our humanitarian aid activities to alleviate the suffering of Rohingyas living in camps in Bangladeshand Myanmar. We will continue to support Bangladesh in this regard and to make efforts on all platforms for a fair solution of the issue," he said.

The Rohingya, described by the UN as the world's most persecuted people, have faced heightened fears of attack since dozens were killed in communal violence in 2012.

According to Amnesty International, more than 750,000 Rohingya refugees, mostly women and children, fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh after Myanmar forces launched a crackdown on the minority Muslim community in August 2017, pushing the number of persecuted people taking shelter in Bangladeshabove 1.2 million.

 

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Title is wrong.

He said Muslims of Bengal or Bengali Muslims.

Bangladesh came into being during 1971 War between India and Pakistan. Country was formerly known as East Pakistan. Racial disharmony and unfair distribution of resources following famine and flood were exploited by Indian State.

Muslims of the region overwhelmingly supported the Ottoman empire. From volunteer material support to financial support to movements like restoration of the caliphate resulted in Pakistan movement giving Muslim rule over Muslim majority areas through Ballot. Pakistan hence became the only democratic republic formed on basis of religion.
 

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Turkey not to forget sacrifices of Bangladeshi Muslims during War of Independence: Erdoğan

WORLDAnadolu Agency
Published December 23,2020
TURKEY NOT TO FORGET SACRIFICES OF BANGLADESHI MUSLIMS DURING WAR OF INDEPENDENCE: ERDOĞAN

"We could not forget the contribution of Bengali Muslims during our [Turkey's] War of Independence," Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in a video message on Wednesday while praising continuously strengthening Turkey-Bangladesh relations. Erdoğan also remembered the 100th birth anniversary of the founder of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The Turkish president Wednesday hailed the opening of a new embassy compound in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, saying it is a sign of the importance Turkey gives to bilateral relations with Bangladesh.

"We wanted a structure worthy of not only our country, but also Bangladesh. I thank the government and authorities of Bangladesh for their support in the swift completion of the construction works," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in a video message.

Visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu inaugurated the new compound on Wednesday evening, the last day of his two-day official tour to the South Asian country.

The video message shown during the inauguration said "this beautiful work is an indication of the importance we attach to relations with Bangladesh."

Recalling the 100th birth anniversary of the founder of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Erdoğan said opening of this compound lays "specific meaning due to this."

He praised the continuously strengthening Turkey-Bangladesh relations. "We could not forget the contribution of Bengali Muslims during our [Turkey's] War of Independence."

"As Turkey, we were in solidarity with brotherly Bangladesh in their fight against coronavirus pandemic. We believe that the medical aid we delivered during the pandemic, alleviated the burden of the people of Bangladesh to some extent," he added.

The Turkish president also conveyed his condolences to Bangladeshis who have died of the coronavirus, and expressed speedy recovery for those in treatment.

Praising Bangladesh for its support to Rohingya people, Erdoğan said: "We appreciate the humanitarian and conscientious attitude of Bangladesh, which protects the Rohingya Muslims who escaped from the massacre."

"We continue our humanitarian aid activities to alleviate the suffering of Rohingyas living in camps in Bangladeshand Myanmar. We will continue to support Bangladesh in this regard and to make efforts on all platforms for a fair solution of the issue," he said.

The Rohingya, described by the UN as the world's most persecuted people, have faced heightened fears of attack since dozens were killed in communal violence in 2012.

According to Amnesty International, more than 750,000 Rohingya refugees, mostly women and children, fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh after Myanmar forces launched a crackdown on the minority Muslim community in August 2017, pushing the number of persecuted people taking shelter in Bangladeshabove 1.2 million.

Wrong title.......don't tell me you're a Hasina lover too?
 

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Wrong title.......don't tell me you're a Hasina lover too?

Title is wrong.

He said Muslims of Bengal or Bengali Muslims.

Bangladesh came into being during 1971 War between India and Pakistan. Country was formerly known as East Pakistan. Racial disharmony and unfair distribution of resources following famine and flood were exploited by Indian State.

Muslims of the region overwhelmingly supported the Ottoman empire. From volunteer material support to financial support to movements like restoration of the caliphate resulted in Pakistan movement giving Muslim rule over Muslim majority areas through Ballot. Pakistan hence became the only democratic republic formed on basis of religion.
The title is valid as around 80% Bengali Muslim lives in Bangladesh, hence it was their contribution.
 

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Historically, there was no "Bangladesh" pre-1971, only Bengal and Bengali Muslims...
Bengali Muslim became Bangladeshi Muslim. They are the same entity. In 2020 no one will say Bengali Muslim, rather it will be defined as Bangladeshi Muslim.
 

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The title is valid as around 80% Bengali Muslim lives in Bangladesh, hence it was their contribution.

I am not aware of this how did Bengali Muslims help Turkey to become independent? Is there any historical link you can provide?
 

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I am not aware of this how did Bengali Muslims help Turkey to become independent? Is there any historical link you can provide?
This Facebook discussion provides details of the contribution.


I would like to add even Rohingya Muslims also provided financial assistance to Turkey at that time.
 

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How is Pakistan - Bangladesh relations currently? Can't both open improve relations and increase front against India?
Bangladesh has under the incumbent government taken a sharp pro-India stance, voting against Pakistan on numerous occasions and joining Indian attempts to "isolate" Pakistan.

However India has treated Bangladesh like it's a small nation like Bhutan ignoring their concerns with regards to water rights, Indian border guards continuously shooting Bangladeshis, India threatening to deport millions of Muslims from India to Bangladesh etc. so Dhaka seems to have reached its limit and in recent months seems to be doing damage control. The Bangladeshi PM made small overtures to Pakistan a couple of weeks ago and now Erdogan is visiting as well. Hopefully this trend will continue.

 

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He is addressing Bangladesh, his comments are about Bangladeshis - not exactly rocket science.

Doesn't matter what lallu panju on this thread say, the people of Turkey and Bangladesh understand
 
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