BANGSAMORO, Philippines 

After a long struggle for freedom in the Philippines’ Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, Muslims, Christians and other minorities show the world how people can live in peace despite past unpleasant experiences, said the representative of Turkish non-governmental organization.

The Bangsamoro Muslims, long deprived of freedom under Spain, the U.S., Japan and the modern Philippine state, were granted autonomy after historic referenda held on Jan. 21 and Feb. 6 in southern Mindanao.

In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency, Omer Kesmen, the representative of the Istanbul-based Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) in Bangsamoro, said all ethnic and religious groups in the

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