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17-08-09, 09:08
http://beta.thehindu.com/news/international/article4054.ece


Turkey, the lone voice in the international community that strongly criticised China for its handling of July’s ethnic unrest in Xinjiang, now appears to have mended its fences with China.

Only a few weeks ago, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan described the events as “a kind of genocide”. Now, it appears to have considerably changed its tone.

“We have the confidence that those who caused the incident would be brought to transparent, fair and swift justice by the Chinese authorities,” said Turkish Ambassador to China Murat Salim Esenli on Friday, during a four-day visit to the troubled Muslim-majority Xinjiang region. Relations between the two countries have been strained following the ethnic clashes between Han Chinese and minority Uighurs, an ethnic Turkic-speaking Muslim group, that broke out in Urumqi on July 5.

At least 197 people were killed in what was the biggest ethnic unrest in China’s recent history.

Migrant community

Turkey has a large Uighur migrant community, which is viewed in the country as sharing a common pan-Turkish ethnic identity. Shortly after the violence, Mr. Erdogan said he would approach the United Nations to “discuss” the issue.

Last month, Trade Minister Nihat Ergun also called on consumers to not buy Chinese goods.

But Turkey has found itself isolated in the international community over its stance on Xinjiang.

The country’s trade relationship with China has also grown close in recent years, and Mr. Erdogan’s government has found itself walking a tight-rope balancing economic and geo-political considerations with domestic public opinion that remains strongly against China.

Opposition parties in Turkey have also sought to gain political mileage out of the issue, and more than 10,000 people attended a recent protest rally criticising China’s handling of the unrest and calling for a strong response from the government.

But now, the government appears to have softened its stance. Mr. Esenli for the first time toured Xinjiang last week, as part of a delegation of envoys from the U.S., Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Togo, Egypt, Turkey, Kuwait and Afghanistan. During the visit, Mr. Esenli praised the Chinese government for opening up the region to foreign media, and blamed the Western media’s “biased and prejudiced reporting” for influencing public opinion in Turkey, State media reported.

Economic ties

The trip, organised by the Chinese government, comprised a number of envoys from Muslim countries, many of whom enjoy close economic ties with China and have in recent weeks publicly voiced their support to the Chinese government on the Xinjiang issue. Turkey has now joined that list.

Unregistered
17-08-09, 12:48
Over the past month, as Uyghurs we were glad to have a nation like Turkey supporting our cause and condeming China for it's atrocities. Now the same nation which held our hand seems to be holding our enemy's hand in the name of trade relationships and polotical and economic ties. Even though the Turkish foriegn minister to China feels this way about the incident, I hope the citizens still realize who the real victim is. I hope they don't bow down to China and turn blind towards the atrocities committed against the Uyghur.

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17-08-09, 13:21
http://beta.thehindu.com/news/international/article4054.ece


Turkey, the lone voice in the international community that strongly criticised China for its handling of July’s ethnic unrest in Xinjiang, now appears to have mended its fences with China.

Only a few weeks ago, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan described the events as “a kind of genocide”. Now, it appears to have considerably changed its tone.

“We have the confidence that those who caused the incident would be brought to transparent, fair and swift justice by the Chinese authorities,” said Turkish Ambassador to China Murat Salim Esenli on Friday, during a four-day visit to the troubled Muslim-majority Xinjiang region. Relations between the two countries have been strained following the ethnic clashes between Han Chinese and minority Uighurs, an ethnic Turkic-speaking Muslim group, that broke out in Urumqi on July 5.

At least 197 people were killed in what was the biggest ethnic unrest in China’s recent history.

Migrant community

Turkey has a large Uighur migrant community, which is viewed in the country as sharing a common pan-Turkish ethnic identity. Shortly after the violence, Mr. Erdogan said he would approach the United Nations to “discuss” the issue.

Last month, Trade Minister Nihat Ergun also called on consumers to not buy Chinese goods.

But Turkey has found itself isolated in the international community over its stance on Xinjiang.

The country’s trade relationship with China has also grown close in recent years, and Mr. Erdogan’s government has found itself walking a tight-rope balancing economic and geo-political considerations with domestic public opinion that remains strongly against China.

Opposition parties in Turkey have also sought to gain political mileage out of the issue, and more than 10,000 people attended a recent protest rally criticising China’s handling of the unrest and calling for a strong response from the government.

But now, the government appears to have softened its stance. Mr. Esenli for the first time toured Xinjiang last week, as part of a delegation of envoys from the U.S., Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Togo, Egypt, Turkey, Kuwait and Afghanistan. During the visit, Mr. Esenli praised the Chinese government for opening up the region to foreign media, and blamed the Western media’s “biased and prejudiced reporting” for influencing public opinion in Turkey, State media reported.

Economic ties

The trip, organised by the Chinese government, comprised a number of envoys from Muslim countries, many of whom enjoy close economic ties with China and have in recent weeks publicly voiced their support to the Chinese government on the Xinjiang issue. Turkey has now joined that list.

We will fight you on every ground .....both moral and physical..... chinks are a natural disaster to the whole world.... it is not us, who are seeing you guys as danger to the world community. it is the entire world that thinks so....and why not? since all you have done with your fked up 5000 years of slavery have achieved none other than a brainwashed robot nation ready to kill for its glory... you arre distroying yourslves... dont blame the uyghurs for that ,blame your blackened hearts....

Unregistered
17-08-09, 18:02
This is not an official announcement from Turkey for any of those countries. The report is just a personal view of the speech.

“We have the confidence that those who caused the incident would be brought to transparent, fair and swift justice by the Chinese authorities,” said Turkish Ambassador..
This is nothing to do with support of China. This sentence means confidence on China able to find out who caused the incident. This for me is more like asking an answer from the Chinese government, and deny the claim from Chinese government that Ms. Kadeer behind the event, and asking the Chinese government for 'would brought to transparent', but not support for Chinese current claim.


'During the visit, Mr. Esenli praised the Chinese government for opening up the region to foreign media, and blamed the Western media’s “biased and prejudiced reporting” for influencing public opinion in Turkey, State media reported.' What Turkey's State media reported? We did not hear that at all. Or Chinese state media reported?
What is it mean? This is not a conclusion, so mean nothing.’ ‘the Western media’s “biased and prejudiced reporting”’, more like a Chinese tone to me, but not a Turkish way.

'But Turkey has found itself isolated in the international community over its stance on Xinjiang.' That mean, the Western media’s “biased and prejudiced reporting” is biased for China, so made Turkey isolated? That is why Turkey 'isolated'?. However, this is not true. Kadeer's visiting to Japan and Australia and demonstrations in many countries clarified that is not true. Many countries keep silent just mean they don't agree with China. That is it.

The whole report is like from a China's spokesman against and laughing at Turkey, but not like an independent report. What is this report from?

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17-08-09, 18:04
This is not an official announcement from Turkey for any of those countries. The report is just a personal view of the speech.

“We have the confidence that those who caused the incident would be brought to transparent, fair and swift justice by the Chinese authorities,” said Turkish Ambassador..
This is nothing to do with support of China. This sentence means confidence on China able to find out who caused the incident. This for me is more like asking an answer from the Chinese government, and deny the claim from Chinese government that Ms. Kadeer behind the event, and asking the Chinese government for 'would brought to transparent', but not support for Chinese current claim.


'During the visit, Mr. Esenli praised the Chinese government for opening up the region to foreign media, and blamed the Western media’s “biased and prejudiced reporting” for influencing public opinion in Turkey, State media reported.' What Turkey's State media reported? We did not hear that at all. Or Chinese state media reported?
What is it mean? This is not a conclusion, so mean nothing.’ ‘the Western media’s “biased and prejudiced reporting”’, more like a Chinese tone to me, but not a Turkish way.

'But Turkey has found itself isolated in the international community over its stance on Xinjiang.' That mean, the Western media’s “biased and prejudiced reporting” is biased for China, so made Turkey isolated? That is why Turkey 'isolated'?. However, this is not true. Kadeer's visiting to Japan and Australia and demonstrations in many countries clarified that is not true. Many countries keep silent just mean they don't agree with China. That is it.

The whole report is like from a China's spokesman against and laughing at Turkey, but not like an independent report. What is this report from?