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Meeting on the sidelines of the One Belt, One Road summit in Beijing, which ends today, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that developing strategic cooperation was in the interests of both countries. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
May 15, 2017

Uighurs fleeing unrest in Xinjiang region escape to Turkey, then join militant groups in Middle East: Beijing

May 15, 2017

Details from original documents laying out the CPEC long term plan are publicly disclosed for the first time.

Dolkun Isa, second from right, Mr. Dolkun Isa of the World Uyghur Congress Recognized by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. March 30, 2016
May 11, 2017

Dolkun Isa, co-founder of an exile Uyghur organization opposed by China, is forced from a UN building without explanation.

Syrians have been able to sustain their food culture in Istanbul, but smaller immigrant communities are struggling. Getty Images
May 11, 2017

Early on New Year’s Day, a sleepy immigrant restaurant in Istanbul’s Zeytinburnu district welcomed its most infamous guest. Hours before, Abdulkadir Masharipov had shot to death 39 revellers at an upmarket nightclub on the shores of the Bosphorus.

A mosque in Urumqi, Xinjiang. File photo: Max Pixel.
May 10, 2017

New reports of repression against Muslim Uyghurs in China’s northwestern province of Xinjiang have emerged, as a woman was apparently detained for sharing praise for Allah on social media.

Uighur residents at a traditional restaurant in Urumqi
May 9, 2017

Only Uyghurs are targeted in a move to investigate the political views of students studying abroad.

Uyghur men gather outside for afternoon prayers at a mosque in Xinjiang's Kashgar prefecture, April 19, 2015.
May 9, 2017

The Quran is considered 'pretty separatist' by the ruling Chinese Communist Party, as are beards and full-length dark clothing, officials say

May 9, 2017

A spokesperson for the World Uyghur Congress has said that a Syrian ambassador’s claims there are 5,000 Uighurs, from China’s Western Xinjiang province, fighting in various Syrian militant groups is a ploy to gain Beijing’s support at the United Nations Security Council.

May 8, 2017

On 26 April 2017, Uyghur human rights activist and member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) Dolkun Isa, who was participating in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), was forced to leave the UN premises.

Uygur men stand outside the Id Kah Mosque after Friday prayers in Kashgar in July 2014. Photo: EPA
May 5, 2017

Setting up office under United Front Work department signals this shift in decision making power away from government to the Communist Party

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