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Turkish Deputy Premier holds talks in Rwanda

04 July 2012 10:36 (Last updated 04 July 2012 10:37)

Besir Atalay visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center


Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center and a street market in the capital city of Rwanda during his trip to Africa.
Atalay headed to the genocide museum after completing his meetings in the capital, Kigali. Deputy prime minister talked to AA after his visit and said that what had happened in the past was incredibly saddening. He stated that what Rwanda went through was almost like a racial discrimination after being a colony of Germany and Belgium.
After his visit to the genocide center, Atalay went to a street market, talked to Rwandan salesman and took pictures with locals.
Rwanda is located below the Equator and have over ten million people living in the country. Rwandan citizens are very attentive over the public rules and live in peace comparing to it's neighbour countries. After what they went through, they have changed the official language from French into English. Volunteer police officers patrol in front of the schools which makes visitors think if they are in a European country. A Turkish school will be opened this year in Rwanda.

Writing by Inci Gundag / Emel Gozellik
Editing by Huseyin Kosger