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Turkey summons China’s ambassador over Twitter posts

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Chinese language embassy issued warning to 2 Turkish politicians for flagging the Uyghur disaster.

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Turkey summoned China’s ambassador after the embassy advised on Twitter that it might take motion in opposition to two Turkish politicians who criticised Beijing’s remedy of its Muslim Uyghur group.

A Overseas Ministry official mentioned the ambassador was summoned to the ministry on Tuesday, however didn’t elaborate. The official offered the knowledge on situation of anonymity consistent with the ministry’s guidelines.

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Earlier on Tuesday, the Chinese language Embassy tagged Meral Aksener, the top of the opposition Good Social gathering, and Ankara’s mayor, Mansur Yavas, in two Twitter posts through which it defended Beijing’s insurance policies and mentioned “the Chinese language aspect reserves its proper to a rightful response.” The remark was broadly interpreted as a risk in opposition to the 2 politicians and induced a social media outrage in Turkey.

The embassy tagged Ms. Aksener and Mr. Yavas after the 2 marked with Twitter posts the killing of Uyghurs by Chinese language forces throughout an rebellion in 1990.

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The embassy mentioned: “The Chinese language aspect resolutely opposes and strongly condemns any problem by any particular person or energy to China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.” Turks are sympathetic to the Uyghurs, a Turkic group native to China’s Xinjiang area. Many Uyghurs have sought refuge in Turkey for many years due to their shared cultural ties.

As soon as a champion of the Uyghur trigger, Turkey’s authorities has change into much less vocal about their plight lately because it has developed stronger financial ties with China.

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