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Turkey hits China hard over Uighur. Why now?

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  1. T-123456

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    A statement issued by the spokesman of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Hami Aksoy, on late Feb. 9, that accused China of imposing “torture and political brainwashing in internment camps and prisons” on Uighur Turks was a surprise to many, even to members of the Uighur diaspora.

    A Uighur academic and activist, Tahir İmin, speaking to the New York Times, expressed his satisfaction with the Turkish reaction against China, saying “Many of us have criticized the Turkish government for its stance on the subject, but today many Uighurs expressed their happiness and joy thanks to the Turkish authorities.” He also expressed his hope that “the Turkish government can lead the way for the other Muslim nations to bring some more pressure on the Chinese government.”

    There is a reason why the Turkish government’s move against China has been interpreted as a surprising development.

    The well-being and comfort of the Uighur Turks in China have always been a concern to Turkey and the Turkish public opinion due to strong ethnic and religious bonds. Turkey has never hesitated to confront China at times when Beijing imposed new restrictions and regulations on Uighur Turks. The governments’ moves have always been accompanied by a mass street protest against the Chinese administration.

    However, for a while, the Turkish side was keeping quiet on the same matter even after China started to implement the “Sinification of All Religions and Beliefs” policy in 2017.

    The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government, which has been aiming to further improve economic and trade ties with China, has been deliberately low-profile on the developments. Turkish diplomats, who have been attending UN-led meetings on Uighur Turks, were preferring a rather softer language on China. It was the ruling AKP which had rejected a parliamentary motion tabled by the Good Party in late 2018 in a bid to investigate the recent human rights violations by the Chines government on the Uighur Turks.

    This stance of the government has kicked off reactions both in the international arena and inside Turkey. The ultra-nationalist Great Union Party (BBP), the nationalist Good Party and other minor parties were bashing the AKP for not raising its voice on the ongoing oppression of the Uighur Turks.

    The BBP held a massive protest on Uighur Turks on Jan. 24 calling the government to act on the state of their kin “in eastern Turkistan.” Scores of similar protests and meetings have long been taking place in different corners of the Anatolia in recent months, increasing the pressure on the AKP.

    The AKP, with a strong political Muslim identity, has always been very vocal and active to protect the rights and the lives of Muslims under oppression in practicing their religions and other freedoms. So, its silence on recent developments has been regarded as inconsistency and its soft spot, which was leaving the AKP officials uncomfortable and troubled when this issue was raised.
    Another reason, perhaps, was about the passing away of the distinguished folk poet Abdurehim Heyit, in his second year of imprisonment in China, a tragedy that was regarded as final straw by Ankara which prompted this statement.

    Although, of course, that would be too unfair to suggest that this strong-worded action against China has merely domestic political drives, it’s hard to speculate about other reasons.

    The move comes as Turkey is trying to develop ties with China almost on every field and as President Erdoğan has invited President Xi Jinping for an official trip to Turkey in 2019. Plus, as recalled by the NYT, Turkish criticism comes after receiving a $3.6 billion loan for Turkey’s energy and transportation sector from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, a state-owned bank.

    At a time when Turkey is developing new alliances in the East, along with Russia and other major partners, this spat with China contradicts with this vision.

    Whatever the reason behind this move is, Turkey’s statement should be seen as a new position on China adopted by the AKP government The fact that the statement by the Turkish spokesman is unprecedentedly very strong as it describes the “policy of systematic assimilation” against Uighur Turks as “a great shame for humanity” will sure have consequences on Ankara-Beijing ties.

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/op...ey-hits-china-hard-over-uighur-why-now-141136
     
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    I want do everything to stop it, if Chine doesnt, then turn it to Afganistan for China.. they seems not understand of nice language
     
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    Possibly for favor from Yanks?
     
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    Posting fake news is hitting hard? No wonder no single country takes the turks and their sultan erdogan seriously. Russia, China, eu, america, saudi bitchslaps the turks in regular intervals.
     
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    haha, keyboard turks warriors good at nothing but cheap talks, bring it on. Chinese government too nice to Erdogan, not alone bail out his *** by providing loans but also not screwing him.

    let's donate money and tanks/drones/rockets/missiles to Kurds, that's a start appetizer course.
     
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    Talk is one thing, harboring terrorists on your soil means our stealth bombers will remove them for you.
     
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    Get your *** burnoil, you seriously need it after we gave Kurds weapons.

    Don’t understand why we gave them a loan, those stupid keyboard warriors bitch and moan like a woman all day, pick up the weapon and come to xinjiang to fight like a man is not their forte
     
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    With all the power you individually have over your country's military, you should immediately start the bombing.
     
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    You don’t have much choice and neither does Turkey. BRI relies on Turkey as much as Turkey is relying on China.

    All this will become irrelevant soon, the last breaths of a failed exercise. West has failed in Tibet and now they will fail here.
     
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    Communist tyranny and their cowardly deeds. A devilish doctrine that houses filthy dictators who oppress, torture and kill citizens who refuse to accept this cursed doctrine, just like Mao, a true representative of crimes against humanity.
     
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    This is not related to Iran but our hearts are with oppressed people around world.
     
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    How? Believe me , China has more means to turn Turkey into Kurdistan than Turkey can do anything in China, you are free to try though.

    A beggar country still has the shame to try to bite the hand that feeds it, don't come to us to beg for money every a couple of months.
    Turkey secures $3.6 billion loan package from China
    https://ahvalnews.com/china-turkey/turkey-secures-36-billion-loan-package-china
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    They do the best for themselves. If you give low percentage why not, but we spend 15 times more for Syrians a year. You wouldnt understand why
     
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