Turkey Calls on China to End Mass Incarceration of Muslim Uighurs

Concern over fate of Uighur musician prompts Turkey to call Beijing’s internment camps for minority Muslims ‘a great shame for humanity’

ByJosh ChinFeb. 10, 2019 8:24 a.m. ET

BEIJING—Turkey demanded that China end its mass incarceration of Turkic Muslims, as concern over the fate of a well-regarded Uighur musician in China prompted a rare public rebuke of the forced assimilation campaign from a government in the Muslim world.

Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy, in a statement released Saturday, called China’s network of internment camps for Uighurs and other minority Muslims in its Xinjiang region “a great shame for humanity.” He pointed to estimates that more than 1 million Uighurs…TO READ THE FULL STORYSUBSCRIBESIGN IN

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