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Erdoğan urges Muslim countries to help Rohingya

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sept. 10 urged Muslim countries to "use every means available" to stop the "cruelty" perpetrated against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

The United Nations appealed for urgent aid to deal with a humanitarian crisis unfolding in southern Bangladesh after the number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar neared 300,000, just two weeks after violence erupted there.

Erdoğan, Trump hold phone conversation

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. President Donald Trump held a phone conversation on Sept. 9, according to a statement from the Turkish Presidency.

During the conversation, both leaders emphasized the significance of a continued cooperation for further strengthening bilateral relations and increasing stability in the region, the statement said.

Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Nov. 16 to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court (ICC), which rules on such grave charges as genocide and crimes against humanity.

Russia in 2000 signed the Rome treaty that established the Hague-based court but never ratified it.