A masked Uygur protester at a demonstration in Istanbul earlier this year. Photo: EPA-EFE
A masked Uygur protester at a demonstration in Istanbul earlier this year. Photo: EPA-EFE
Xinjiang

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells Xi Jinping: Xinjiang’s Uygurs must be treated as ‘equal citizens’ of China

  • The Turkish president has been criticised for his approach to Xinjiang, where Beijing’s policies have prompted growing international criticism
  • An extradition treaty signed by the two countries last year sparked protests from Uygurs who feared it could be used to return them to China

A masked Uygur protester at a demonstration in Istanbul earlier this year. Photo: EPA-EFE
A masked Uygur protester at a demonstration in Istanbul earlier this year. Photo: EPA-EFE
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