Ankara oddly quiet on China’s alleged torture of Uighurs

An Al-Monitor pieces delves into possible reasons why Ankara is currently remaining silent on Beijing’s alleged torture of the Uighur Turks living in China’s Xinjiang region. Turkey is seeking investment, lending and trade deals with China. There is also speculation that Washington is trying to bait Ankara into getting in a spat with Beijing to halt a strengthening of ties between Turkey and China. Meanwhile the Turkish government is exercising control over media in Turkey, which has halted its coverage of the repression the Uighurs.

 

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