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Turkish envoy leaves Bangladesh following the order of withdrawal
Thursday, 12 May 2016

Turkish envoy to Dhaka has left amid media reports that he has been withdrawn in response to the execution of Maulana Matiur Rahman Nizami, the top leader of the largest Islamist party in Bangladesh.

The withdrawal, as reported by Reuters quoting the country’s President Tayyip Erdogan, came in view of Bangladesh executing chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, Motiur Rahman Nizami.

Well placed diplomatic sources said the envoy, Devrim Öztürk, departed from Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 6:15pm.

He said to have informed Bangladesh’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday that he was going to Turkey. However, he did not cite any reason nor did he mention withdrawal.

It said in the official statement released by the Turkish Foreign Ministry that “Turkey believes that the injuries of the past cannot be healed through such methods and on the contrary, they will incite hatred and enmity among our Bangladeshi brothers.”