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Foreign diplomats visit China’s Xinjiang over reeducation camps

BISHKEK (TCA) — Senior diplomats from permanent missions of eight countries to the United Nations Office in Geneva arrived in Beijing on February 15 and will pay a visit to China's northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region through Tuesday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. Continue reading

Harsh Turkish condemnation of Xinjiang cracks Muslim wall of silence

BISHKEK (TCA) — Turkey has called on Beijing to respect the rights of Uyghurs, a Turkic ethnic minority living in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and to close the so-called re-education camps where up to a million Uyghurs are reportedly held. "We invite the Chinese authorities to respect the fundamental human rights of Uighur Turks and to close the internment camps. We call on the international community and the Secretary General of the United Nations to take effective measures in order to bring to an end this human tragedy in Xinjiang," spokesman for the Turkish Foreign Ministry Hami Aksoy said in a statement published on the ministry's website on February 9. We are republishing the following article on the issue, written by James M. Dorsey*: In perhaps the most significant condemnation to date of China’s brutal crackdown on Turkic Muslims in its north-western province of Xinjiang, Turkey’s foreign ministry demanded this weekend that Chinese authorities respect human rights of the Uighurs and close what it termed “concentration camps” in which up to one million people are believed to be imprisoned. Calling the crackdown an “embarrassment to humanity,” Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said the death of detained Uighur poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit had prompted the ministry to issue its statement. Known as the Rooster of Xinjiang, Mr. Heyit symbolized the Uighurs’ cultural links to the Turkic world, according to Adrian Zenz, a European School of Culture and Theology researcher who has done pioneering work on the crackdown. Turkish media asserted that Mr. Heyit, who was serving an eight-year prison sentence, had been tortured to death. Mr. Aksoy said Turkey was calling on other countries and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to take steps to end the “humanitarian tragedy” in Xinjiang. The Chinese embassy in Ankara rejected the statement as a “violation of the facts,” insisting that China was fighting separatism, extremism and terrorism, not seeking to “eliminate” the Uighurs’ ethnic, religious or cultural identity. Mr. Aksoy’s statement contrasted starkly with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s declaration six months earlier that China was Turkey’s economic partner of the future. At the time, Turkey had just secured a US$3.6 billion loan for its energy and telecommunications sector from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). The Turkish statement constitutes the first major crack in the Muslim wall of silence that has enabled the Chinese crackdown, the most frontal assault on Islam in recent memory. The statement’s significance goes beyond developments in Xinjiang. Like with Muslim condemnation of US President Donald J. Trump’s decision last year to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Turkey appears to want to be seen as a spokesman of the Muslim world in its one-upmanship with Saudi Arabia and to a lesser degree Iran. While neither the [Saudi] kingdom or Iran are likely to follow Turkey’s example any time soon, the statement raises the stakes and puts other contenders for leadership on the defensive. The bulk of the Muslim world has remained conspicuously silent with...

Human Rights Watch reports on Chinese treatment of Muslim Uyghur minority in Xinjiang

BISHKEK (TCA) — The Chinese government is conducting a mass, systematic campaign of human rights violations against Turkic Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwestern China, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says in a report released on September 9. Continue reading

UN panel says millions of Uyghurs living in ‘massive internment camp’ in China’s Xinjiang

BISHKEK (TCA) — A United Nations human rights panel says that an estimated one million ethnic Uyghurs in China are being held in "counterextremism centers," with millions more forced into reeducation camps, turning China's far-western Xinjiang-Uyghur region into "something that resembles a massive internment camp", RFE/RL reported. Continue reading

Islamic school in China’s Xinjiang offers anti-extremism courses to imams

BISHKEK (TCA) — The largest Islamic training institute in China's northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is training religious staff with the correct political stance and excellent moral traits to uphold social stability and ethnic unity in the region that is home to a large Muslim community, Russia’s Sputnik news agency reported with reference to an article published in the Global Times. Continue reading

Symposium to address China’s ‘harsh policy towards Uyghurs’

BISHKEK (TCA) — The Uyghur Human Rights Project has announced that, together with the Uyghur American Association and the Uyghur Academy, it will be hosting a “Symposium on the Identity Crisis of Uyghurs Today”. Continue reading

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