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The Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) and Turkish radio and television Cooperation – TRT inaugurated the “Rohingya Media Training Program” on Monday.

Rohingya Muslim journalists and students residing in 12 different countries will participate in the program which will be held in Ankara and Istanbul.

“We define this program as media training, but the main purpose is to consolidate brotherhood between the two communities,” Abdullah Eren, the head of YTB, said at the ceremony.

Participants will receive trainings in digital and social media from experts in the Turkish media sector.

The Rohingya, described by the UN as the world’s most persecuted people, have faced heightened fears of attack since dozens were killed in state-sponsored violence in 2012.

According to Amnesty International, more than 750,000 Rohingya refugees, mostly women and children, have fled Burma and crossed into Bangladesh after Burmese forces launched a brutal genocidal operation on the minority community in August 2017.

The UN has also documented mass gang rapes, killings — including of infants and young children — brutal beatings and disappearances committed by Burmese state forces.

Read more from the source: Anadulo Agency