Turkey urges China to shut minority detention camp

It’s a great shame for humanity and China is lately urged by Turkey to shut its detention camps that holds about a million Uighur Muslim ethnic minority people.

China’s mass repression of minority is strongly criticized by Turkey and in a statement its foreign ministry condemned reintroduction of concentration camps in the 21st century in Xinjiang.

The ministry added such step of the Chinese government is a violation of fundamental human rights of Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims.

Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said it is open truth about a million Uighur Turks in internment camps and prisons are tortured and undergoes political brainwashing.

Aksoy called UN secretary general and international community to take action against such practice by the Chinese government and bring to end the humanity tragedy.

Turkey’s statement comes after report of death of prominent Uighur folk poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit in a camp. He was serving second year of an eight-year prison sentence over his song.

However, Chinese Embassy in Turkey defended saying the actions were necessary to combat terrorism as well as extremist ideology in the country.

In a statement the embassy wrote, “Since the 1990s, ‘three forces’ inside and outside China have planned and organized thousands of violent terrorist incidents in Xinjiang.”

Paul Linus