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Uighurs in Turkey urge Chinese gov't to release their relatives


Istanbul, Feb 11 (EFE-EPA), (Camera: Ilya Topper/Tolga Bozoglu)..- The 50,000-strong community of exiled Uighurs in Istanbul have in recent weeks stepped up their protests against the alleged repression by Beijing of their people in their western Chinese homeland of Xinjiang, amid fears that Turkish authorities’ traditional support for the ethnic minority may be waning.The predominantly Muslim Turkic ethnic minority number roughly 12 million in Xinjiang but tens of thousands have gone into exile in the last decade.Every week, dozens of Uighur activists gather outside the Chinese consulate in the Turkish capital, demanding to know the whereabouts of missing family members interned in what Beijing calls re-education centers. FOOTAGE OF THE UIGHUR COMMUNITY IN ISTANBUL, PROTESTS URGING THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT TO RELEASE THE UIGHURS.SOUNDBITES OF:-ABDULLAH RASUL-ZÜHRA: "The Chinese Government wants to eradicate all Uighur culture, everything related to the people and their culture."

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