Tuesday 21, March 2023

Turkish ambassador holds closed-door meeting with BNP leaders

Human rights situation were discussed in the meeting

Staff Reporter: Turkish Ambassador Mustafa Osman Turan held a closed-door meeting with a three-member BNP panel, led by the party’s Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, on Sunday at the party chairperson’s office in Dhaka’s Gulshan.

Turkish Deputy Head of Mission Kemal Burak Temizel, along with BNP Standing Committee Member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury and Organising Secretary Shama Obaid Islam were also at the meeting.

The meeting started at 11 am on Sunday (April 24) at the BNP chairperson's Gulshan political office .

BNP chairperson's media wing member Shairul Kabir said Turkish Ambassador to Dhaka Mustafa Osman Turan arrived at the Gulshan office at 11 am. He is accompanied by Kamal Burak Temizel, Deputy Head of Mission at the Turkish Embassy.

Amir Khosru said issues including the current political climate, the upcoming general election and the human rights situation, had come up for discussion.

“The Turkish delegation had asked about the BNP’s stance on the upcoming general election and whether the party will eventually take part in it. We were forthright about this topic. We told them the exact same thing we always say in public,” Khosru said.

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