A supporter of China’s Muslim Uygur minority holds up a poster of Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil with a message reading “Thanks for being our voice”, during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey, on December 14. Ozil, who is of Turkish origin, expressed support for Uygurs in Xinjiang and criticised Muslim countries for their failure to speak up for them. Photo: AFP A supporter of China’s Muslim Uygur minority holds up a poster of Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil with a message reading “Thanks for being our voice”, during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey, on December 14. Ozil, who is of Turkish origin, expressed support for Uygurs in Xinjiang and criticised Muslim countries for their failure to speak up for them. Photo: AFP
A supporter of China’s Muslim Uygur minority holds up a poster of Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil with a message reading “Thanks for being our voice”, during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey, on December 14. Ozil, who is of Turkish origin, expressed support for Uygurs in Xinjiang and criticised Muslim countries for their failure to speak up for them. Photo: AFP

Letters | What Arsenal got wrong about Mesut Ozil’s defence of Uygur Muslims in China

Topic |   Xinjiang
A supporter of China’s Muslim Uygur minority holds up a poster of Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil with a message reading “Thanks for being our voice”, during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey, on December 14. Ozil, who is of Turkish origin, expressed support for Uygurs in Xinjiang and criticised Muslim countries for their failure to speak up for them. Photo: AFP A supporter of China’s Muslim Uygur minority holds up a poster of Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil with a message reading “Thanks for being our voice”, during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey, on December 14. Ozil, who is of Turkish origin, expressed support for Uygurs in Xinjiang and criticised Muslim countries for their failure to speak up for them. Photo: AFP
A supporter of China’s Muslim Uygur minority holds up a poster of Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil with a message reading “Thanks for being our voice”, during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey, on December 14. Ozil, who is of Turkish origin, expressed support for Uygurs in Xinjiang and criticised Muslim countries for their failure to speak up for them. Photo: AFP
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