According to an account of her phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, given on her office’s official Facebook page, Suu Kyi said her government had “already started defending all the people in Rakhine in the best way possible.”

She also said that misinformation was being disseminated that was “calculated to create a lot of problems between different countries… with the aim of promoting the interests of the terrorists.” She was likely referencing images of killings that Turkey’s deputy prime minister had circulated on Twitter, but later deleted because they were from another conflict.

But the latest wave of military violence against the Muslim minority can’t simply be chalked up to fake news. Myanmar’s military response to deadly attacks on security forces by a Rohingya insurgent group on August 25 is well-documented and has drawn widespread international condemnation.

— Tim Hume 

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