Turkey calls on China to close Xinjiang camps
‘They are a great shame for humanity’
Turkey called on China to close its internment camps for Muslims, saying the camps, which reportedly hold a million Uighur people, are a “great shame for humanity”.
Last week, rights activists urged European and Muslim nations to take the lead in establishing a UN investigation into China’s detention and “forced indoctrination” of up to one million Uighurs and other Muslims.
“The policy of systematic assimilation against the Uighur Turks carried out by the authorities of China is a great shame for humanity,” Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a statement late on Saturday.
“It is no longer a secret that more than one million Uighur Turks incurring arbitrary arrests are subjected to torture and political brainwashing in internment camps and prisons,” Mr. Aksoy said.