September 5, 2017 / 2:39 PM / a year ago

Turkey says Myanmar allows first foreign aid deliveries

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Myanmar authorities have given approval for the first deliveries of foreign aid in the northwest of the country, Turkey said on Tuesday, after President Tayyip Erdogan spoke to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday, Erdogan’s spokesman said.

Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said 1,000 tonnes of food, clothes and medicine would be delivered to the area by helicopter from Wednesday, where Muslim Rohingya are fleeing violence.

Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun; Writing by Dominic Evans

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