Turkey's Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, has openly reiterated to cover Bangladesh's expenses for opening its doors to Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing persecution from Myanmar's western Rakhine state.

Bangladesh had previously sealed its borders to refugees. 

The offer came during the Eid al-Adha celebration hosted by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in Antalya on Friday.

The Foreign Minister's comments were in line with President Erdogan's global efforts to call on Muslim leaders to support the humanitarian crisis.

According to the Daily Sabah, Erdogan has made calls to the heads of 13 states to voice his concerns over the ongoing situation.

Diplomatic relations between the two states have been rocky. 

Back in May of 2016, Turkey recalled its ambassador from Bangladesh in protest of the hanging of an extremist leader.

According to the TributeTurkey’s ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) has sought to increase its influence outside its borders and further into the Muslim world.

A protest poster with fake blood calling for the end of violence against Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar. Source: AP

Yet, regardless of the diplomatic relations, the plight of Rohingya Muslims has taken precedent over previous tensions. 

The minority group is perhaps one of the most prosecuted groups in the world. They have resided in Myanmar for generations, but under the 1982 Burmese citizenship law, are denied the right to abode by the government and are restricted from freedom of movement, state education and civil service jobs within the state. 

The recent resurgence of violence erupted on August 25, between Rohingya groups and Myanmar's security forces causing a new influx of refugees to arrive at Bangladesh's border 

CNN reported that an estimated 58,600 refugees have crossed into Bangladesh since last Friday alone. 

On Thursday, the bodies of 20 Rohingya Muslims, 12 of whom were children, were pulled out of a river along the border of Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Source: rfa.org

Rohingya Muslims mark Eid al-Adha at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border as they await assistance.

Social media reactions from people are mixed over Turkey's offer to cover the expenses:

"Bangladesh should dispatch these all Rohingya to Turkey."

"Turkey truly represents the sentiments of Muslims."