Turkey urges China to close Uighur camps

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krzepice1976
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Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:46 pm

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
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/ ... 15688.html

krzepice1976
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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.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/ ... 28476.html

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