Turkey’s First Lady Emine Erdogan and an accompanying delegation arrived in Bangladesh on Thursday to visit a refugee camp hosting Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state along with a delegation including Turkish politicians and heads of Turkish aid agencies.
Erdogan is expected to visit the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar district and distribute aid.
Turkey is expected to deliver humanitarian aid to some 100,000 Rohingya families.
Violence broke out in the Rakhine state after security forces launched an operation against Rohingya Muslims, forcing at least 120,000 people, including women and children to flee and seek refuge in neighboring Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when clashes began.
Myanmar security forces are accused of using disproportionate force and destroying homes of the Rohingya.
The UN documented mass gang-rape, killings -- including infants and young children -- brutal beatings and disappearances. Rohingya representatives have said approximately 400 people have been slain in the crackdown.