Kuala Lumpur Yunus Emre Enstitüsü organized a conference titled "Humanitarian Values in the 21st Century, Refugees and Turkey's Position". In the conference hosted by Enstitü operating in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Prof. Dr. Yusuf Ziya Kavakçı made a presentation.
One of Turkey's first Islamic law experts Prof. Dr. Kavakçı, drew attention to the state of asylum-seekers who were forced to flee from persecution and live in other countries, and Turkey's relief works in the conference attended also by Malaysian academics and students.
Emphasizing that the world should not keep silent in the face of immigrant crisis, Kavakçı expressed in his speech that powerful countries should take the right steps and set an example to others. Addressing the issues in Islamic geography, Kavakçı said: "Myanmar, Iraq, Syria and Palestine issued should be resolved promptly. We must ask ourselves how long this can continue.”
"Turkey's relief works are miraculous"
After the conference, Prof. Dr. Kavakçı gave an interview to Anadolu Agency, and underlined that there are millions of people in the world who are forced to abandon their homelands and take refuge in other countries. Emphasizing that the world should not keep silent in the face of refugee crisis, Kavakçı expressed that powerful countries should take the right steps and set an example to others.
Kavakçı drew attention to the suffering of Arakan Muslims who are subjected to violence in Myanmar, and spoke as follows: "Turkish President Erdoğan's wife Emine Erdoğan, and deputies visited the region and observed the situation. There are millions of refugees in Turkey from its neighbours Syria and Iraq who have fled from the war and took refuge in Turkey. Nevertheless, Turkey also helps Arakan Muslims who are currently in camps in Bangladesh.”
Underlining that Turkey's doors are open to all asylum-seekers who have fled their countries, Kavakçı stated the following: "Turkey makes efforts to cater to all kinds of needs of asylum seekers from health to education and accommodation. What other countries except Turkey do this? European countries also help but just to stop refugees from migrating to their countries. I hope that some day things will get better, and asylum seekers that are our brothers and sisters, will be able return their countries."