Foreign office summons Turkish envoy

DHAKA: Expressing concern, the Foreign Ministry summoned the Turkey

envoy to Dhaka Mehmet Vakur Erkul to explain the reason about why the

Turkey delegation is lobbying for war criminals by misusing special


Acting foreign secretary Mustafa Kamal made the explanation to Turkey

envoy on Wednesday about the dissatisfaction of the government in this


On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni said it was not right to let

Turkey delegate to visit International Crime Tribunal (ICT) without

permission of the government as several members of the team were

members of Muslim Brotherhood Party of Egypt.

The ruling Awami League lawmaker said a delegate of Turkey reached

Dhaka recently through on-arrival visa and visited ICT.

Quoting media reports, the foreign minister said Egypt’s Muslim

Brotherhood party members were also visited the ICT with the Turkey

delegate without any permission of the government.

She added: “Such activity was not appropriate without consulting with

the government,” Dipu said adding that, “The foreign ministry will

talk to the Egypt to investigate into the matter.”

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