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Uighurs want more support from Turkey uighurs-want-more-support-from-turkey

Among the international community, Turkey has been the most outspoken critic of China's reaction to the Uighur protests. Still, many Uighurs sense a lack of support from their ethnic relatives. China called on Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to withdraw his controversial remarks a...
Thursday, July 23, 2009 | Author : Günther Seufert | Views : 3104

FEATURE - C.Asia Uighurs harbour revenge for Xinjiang kinfolk feature---casia-uighurs-harbour-revenge-for-xinjiang-kinfolk

ALMATY (Reuters) - His voice echoing inside a small blue-domed mosque, Mukhametzhar-haji speaks angrily about what he describes as China's brutality against his fellow Uighur Muslims in the riot-hit region of Xinjiang. "Here in Kazakhstan everyone was furious when we heard about the murder of our p...
Thursday, July 23, 2009 | Author : Maria Golovnina | Views : 3166

US Lawmakers Demand Answers on Uighur Detainees us-lawmakers-demand-answers-on-uighur-detainees

By Michael Bowman Washington 16 July 2009 Democratic and Republican lawmakers have blasted the U.S. Department of Defense for allegedly allowing Chinese government agents to interrogate Uighur detainees held at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A member of Congress threatened to cut...
Thursday, July 23, 2009 | Author : VOA-Michael Bowman | Views : 3498

China demands Turkish retraction china-demands-turkish-retraction

China has demanded that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan retract his accusation that Beijing practised genocide against ethnic Uighurs. There is still a heavy military presence on the streets of Urumqi  Mr Erdogan made the comments after riots in the Muslim Uighur heartland of Xinj...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Author : BBC News | Views : 3570

Clerics stand up for rights of Uyghur Muslims clerics-stand-up-for-rights-of-uyghur-muslims

TEHRAN – Ayatollah Hossein Nouri Hamedani and Ayatollah Yousef Sanei have issued separate statements condemning the ethnic violence in China’s Xinjiang region that has left 184 people dead so far. Chinese police shot and killed two Uyghur men and wounded a third on Monday after they a...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Author : Tehran Times | Views : 4146

Indonesian Parliament Urges UN To Handle Uprising In China indonesian-parliament-urges-un-to-handle-uprising-in-china

JAKARTA, July 13 (Bernama) -- In view of the uprising in the restive western province of Xinjiang in China which had killed 156 people and injured hundreds others, the Indonesian parliament urged the United Nations to immediately help overcome the conflict in Urumqi, the capital of Xianjing, Indones...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Author : BERNAMA | Views : 3780

Chinese police kill two Uighurs chinese-police-kill-two-uighurs

Two ethnic Uighurs have been shot dead by police in Urumqi, capital of China's Xinjiang province, officials have said.  A government statement announced that a third "lawbreaker" had been injured in the incident. The police were trying to prevent the three men attacking another Uighur, the go...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Author : BBC News | Views : 3649

East Turkistan Energy Risk Rises east-turkistan-energy-risk-rises

China's energy risk grows with reliance on East Turkistan(Xinjiang) 2009.07.13The sun rises over the central Tarim oilfield in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Oct. 12, 2006.    BOSTON—China's growing energy reliance on Xinjiang has raised risks for China's government as ...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Author : RFA-English | Views : 3757

Timeline: East Turkistan Unrest timeline:-east-turkistan-unrest

Officials say 20,000 security officers have been sent to Xinjiang 9 JULY Thousands of troops are on the streets of Urumqi and correspondents say there are few signs of the vigilante groups that had been roaming the city. Urumchi's main bazaar remained closed and under guard on Thursday Governm...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Author : BBC News | Views : 4243

Urumqi Mosques Told to Close urumqi-mosques-told-to-close

China ordered mosques to remain closed in the city of Urumqi, in the Xinjiang region, after several days of ethnic violence between the Uighur and Han Chinese communities. More than 150 people have been killed since Sunday. ...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Author : AF-BBC | Views : 3247

Turkish Leader Calls East Turkistan Killings "Genocide" turkish-leader-calls-east-turkistan-killings-genocide

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said Friday genocide was being committed in China's northwest province of Xinjiang and called on Chinese authorities to intervene to prevent more deaths."The incidents in China are, simply put, a genocide. There's no point in interpreting th...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Author : Ayla Jean Yackley | Views : 2812

China's Ethnic Tinderbox chinas-ethnic-tinderbox

The recent Urumqi and Lhasa riots have shattered the myth of a monolithic China, writes China and Uighur expert Professor Dru Gladney.Foreigners and the Chinese themselves typically picture China's population as a vast homogeneous Han majority with a sprinkling of exotic minorities living along the ...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Author : Qaraxan | Views : 2879

China leaders vow East Turkistan Action china-leaders-vow-east-turkistan-action

Han Chinese welcome security forcesA huge column of hundreds of paramilitary vehicles moved through Urumqi this morning, flying above them two helicopters, one dropping leaflets calling for calm and blaming the recent troubles on outside enemy forces.  China's top leaders...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Author : Quentin Sommerville | Views : 2393

Uneasy Calm'in Urumchi uneasy-calmin-urumchi

The situation in China's riot-torn city of Urumqi is now under control after the deployment of thousands of troops, local Communist officials have said.The party chief of Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang region, vowed that all those found guilty of murder during the riots would be put to death.The un...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Author : Quentin Sommerville | Views : 2701

Uighur Women Defy Chinese Pilice uighur-women-defy--chinese-pilice

Hundreds of Muslim Uighur women protest at the arrest of their men-folk in the riot-torn city of Urumqi but large groups of Han Chinese men stage a counter-protest, as the unrest in China's Xinjiang region continues.The violence began on Sunday and has left 156 people dead. Quen...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Author : Quentin Sommerville | Views : 2613

Uighur resentment at Beijing's rule uighur-resentment-at-beijings-rule

Historian on Islam in ChinaThe violence in Xinjiang has not occurred completely out of the blue. Despite economic development, life for some Uighurs is said to be harderIts root cause is ethnic tension between the Turkic Muslim Uighurs and the Han Chinese. It can be traced back for decades, and eve...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 | Author : Michael Dillon | Views : 5460

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