By Cansu Dikme and Sena Guler,
Ankara: Solidarity groups worldwide marked on Saturday the Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day, calling for international protection for their return to western Myanmar.
In a joint declaration, the solidarity groups, including the European Rohingya Council (ERC) and Free Rohingya Coalition, voiced support for the “inalienable right of Myanmar’s Rohingya ethnic minority group to self-identify as Rohingya”.
Acknowledging the verifiable, pre-colonial presence, history, identity and culture of the Rohingya in northern Rakhine, the groups recognized Myanmar’s decades-long persecution of Rohingya as genocide.
Also signed by the Centre for Human...