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Turkey urges China to close Uighur camps

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:46 pm
by krzepice1976
Turkey has condemned China's treatment of its Muslim ethnic Uighur people as "a great cause of shame for humanity" and asked it to close the "concentration camps".

In a statement on Saturday, Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said that China has arbitrarily detained more than a million Uighurs.
He said the Turkic Muslim population faced pressure and "systematic assimilation" in western China.

"It is no longer a secret that more than one million Uighur Turks, who are exposed to arbitrary arrests, are subjected to torture and political brainwashing in concentration centres and prisons," Aksoy said ... 15688.html

Re: Turkey urges China to close Uighur camps

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:39 pm
by krzepice1976
China has hit back at claims by Turkey over its treatment of Uighur people and denied reports a prominent poet and musician from the ethnic Muslim minority was tortured to death in prison.

The Chinese embassy in Turkey said in a statement that the poet, 57-year-old Abdurehim Heyit, was in good health after reports claimed he had died while serving an eight-year prison sentence. ... 28476.html

Re: Turkey urges China to close Uighur camps

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:19 pm
by krzepice1976
Chinese Embassy to Turkey has announced that the country’s general-consulate in Izmir was closed as of Feb. 28 due to general arrangements with regard to consular activities. The move comes amid an ongoing row between Ankara and Beijing over the Uighur problem in which the former has harshly criticized Chinese government of assimilating the Muslim Turkic minority.

The announcement on the closure of the general-consulate, which exists since 2015, was made through a written statement posted on the website of the Embassy of China in Ankara on Feb. 28. ... row-141573