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Westminster Debate, ‘The International Response to the Rohingya Crisis’

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The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is holding an event to discuss the ongoing persecution of - and humanitarian crisis facing - the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Speakers include Paul Scully MP for Sutton and Cheam; Yasmin Qureshi MP; Mr. Md. Shafiul Alam First Secretary representing the Bangladesh High Commission in London; Sufyan Ismail, founder of Muslim Engagement and Development; and Omar Waraich, Deputy South Asia Director at Amnesty International. Further speakers to be confirmed.

The session will kindly be hosted by Paul Scully MP for Sutton and Cheam.

The event will take place between 7-9PM on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 in Committee Room 8, the House of Commons.

Please note that as security checks are required to enter House of Commons, we kindly ask you to arrive at 6:30PM, allowing the event to start and end on time.

Turkey has been deeply involved in the international aid effort, and on 7 September Turkey’s foreign aid agency became the first foreign outfit to deliver an initial shipment of 1000 tonnes of basic food and medicine to Rohingya areas. Meanwhile, Turkish officials have visited the refugee camps in Bangladesh and offered assistance to displaced people.

Due to Turkey's international involvement and the interest of the Turkish people in this issue, CEFTUS is bringing together parliamentarians, charity workers and experts to speak on the topic and bring attention to the plight of the Rohingya minority.

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Speaker biographies:

Paul Scully MP is a British Conservative Party politician. He was elected as the Member of Parliament for Sutton and Cheam in 2015. He is the UK’s first MP of Burmese heritage.

Lord Mohamed Sheikh is chairman of Macmillan Sheikh plc which is an insurance broking and underwriting agency organisation with offices in Westminster. He is also the chairman of Iqra Ethical plc and two property companies. He was previously chairman and executive of Camberford Law, a firm established in 1958 providing insurance broking and underwriting services. He was made a life peer in 2006, and sits on the Conservative benches in the House of Lords.

Yasmin Qureshi MP is a British Labour Party politician and a barrister practising criminal law. Born in Pakistan, she grew up in Britain from the age of nine. She was elected as the member of parliament for Bolton South East in the May 2010 general election.

Sufyan Ismail is an award-winning UK Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. In 2001, he set up 1st Ethical, the UK’s first FSA authorised financial services firm which he later converted into a charity. In 2007, he founded OneE Group, a specialist wealth management and consultancy operation. Sufyan retired formally from full-time business activity in 2014 to tackle Islamophobia and in 2014, Sufyan founded MEND (Muslim Engagement and Development), a specialist initiative geared towards tackling Islamophobia by advocacy work with the media and Westminster.

Omar Waraich is Deputy South Asia Director at Amnesty International. He recently returned from a visit to the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

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