Emir Erdogan Finally Succumbs and supports China's Policy Towards Chinese Muslim Uighurs.

The last major opponent of China's Muslim oppression has retreated into silence. Here's why that's a big deal.

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently said that Uighurs — the Muslim ethnic minority under oppression by the Chinese government — actually lead happy lives in China, Chinese state-media reported.
  • This apparent capitulation is particularly significant because Turkey, until now, had been the only Muslim country to stand up against China for the Uighurs.
  • Turkey is also home to hundreds of thousands of Uighurs. Many of them already live in limbo without work permits or legal residency, and unable to return to China.
  • The reason behind Erdogan's about-face is not clear. He has, however, been trying to strike greater economic partnerships with Beijing.
  • Turkey — whose currency collapsed, and whose economy went into recession last year — has grown increasingly reliant on Chinese economic aid in recent years.
  • In recent months, a wave of Islamic countries stood up to China over its oppression of the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority before backing down again, largely due to fear of Beijing's economic vengeance.

    Turkey — which bills itself as a leader of the Islamic world — is the latest country to retreat into silence.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken out against China's oppression of the Uighurs on numerous past occasions, but this week he gave his implicit support to China's policies in Xinjiang during a state visit to the country.

    "It is a fact that the people of all ethnicities in Xinjiang are leading a happy life amid China's development and prosperity," Erdogan said on Tuesday, the state-run China Daily newspaper reported, paraphrasing the Turkish president.

    He added that some people were seeking to "abuse" the Xinjiang crisis to jeopardize Turkey and China's economic relationship, saying according to Agence France-Presse.

    "This abuse is having a negative impact on Turkish-Chinese relations. It is necessary that we do not give opportunity to such abuse."

    China has installed a modern surveillance state in Xinjiang. Uighurs in the region are forced to download malware that sweeps their phones for content unsavory to the Chinese regime, and authorities have detained up to 1.5 million of them in prison-like camps where people are reportedly tortured.

    Though major Muslim countries like Pakistan, Indonesia, and Saudi Arabia have also been silent about China's Uighur crisis, Turkey's apparent capitulation is perhaps most threatening to Uighurs.

    Until now, Turkey had been the only Islamic country that dared speak up for the Uighurs.

    It has also offered a safe haven to the community. Many members of the Uighur diaspora have moved there in recent decades, enticed by the similarities between the Turkish and Uighur languages and cultures.

    Turkey is currently home to some 35,000 Uighurs, Reuters reported this March, citing the Istanbul-based East Turkestan National Center.

    That number includes many former detainees in China's prison-like camps, where guards reportedly force Uighur inmates to sing patriotic hymns in order to get food, and subject them to physical and mental torture.

    Many Uighurs in Turkey still have relatives living in Xinjiang, and regularly stage large-scale protests calling for the release of their loved ones.

    Erdogan himself has previously been a prominent voice for the Uighurs. Here's his record:


    Why has Erdogan changed his tune?

    Turkey — which underwent a currency collapse and a recession last year — has grown increasingly reliant on Chinese economic aid in recent years.

    Ankara has been trying to join President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative, which aims to link China to dozens of countries through infrastructure. The project has seen Chinese investment flow into developing countries, and critics have described the initiative as " debt-trap diplomacy."

    Erdogan heaped praise on the Belt and Road during his China visit, with both Turkish and Chinese media reporting his eagerness to work alongside China on new projects in the region.

    Turkey may also want to become closer to China militarily, having bristled with the US over its arms programs and foreign policy.

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation — a 57-country consortium that calls itself "the collective voice of the Muslim world" — followed a similar pattern of speaking up, then rowing back their comments about Xinjiang.

    Experts told Business Insider earlier this year that this behavior could be the result of Chinese threats against the countries if they do speak up.

    Adrian Zenz, an independent researcher into the Xinjiang surveillance state, tweeted after Erdogan's visit to Beijing: "I guess the Muslim world's actual care for their spiritual brothers is essentially zero."

    Uighurs in Turkey left in limbo

    Many Uighurs in Turkey either had their Chinese passports revoked on their way out, or are unable to renew them at Beijing's embassy in Turkey, Deutsche Welle and Reuters reported earlier this year.

    Without those Chinese passports, they cannot file for work permits or legal residency in Turkey. This effectively renders them stateless, which precludes them from finding work, both outlets reported.

    For this reason many Uighurs in the country are unemployed. Those who find jobs are forced to take informal, cash-based work, Deutsche Welle noted.

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There is no future for Uighurs in China. They should be relocated under safe forms to Turkey.
@Molotoff

Erdogan told the world that the Uighurs are the happiest people and encouraged them to fully integrate with the Chinese people and learn Mandarin. Was he avoiding the influx of Uighurs refugees into Turkey? Possible. He doesn't trust Donald Trump (no one does) who nearly bankrupted him and wants to get closer to China as he made the strongest remarks that he supports One China Policy. Except the Western nations who criticised China, no other Muslim country could dare to stand up with the Uighurs and criticise the Chinese mass internment of the Uighur people. They are on their own. Submit or perish.
 

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AUN the Uyghurs, their only hope is gone. You’d think that maybe Israel would care considering how similar their situations were. Being put into camps based on religion and ethnicity and all.
 
@Molotoff

Erdogan told the world that the Uighurs are the happiest people and encouraged them to fully integrate with the Chinese people and learn Mandarin. Was he avoiding the influx of Uighurs refugees into Turkey? Possible. He doesn't trust Donald Trump (no one does) who nearly bankrupted him and wants to get closer to China as he made the strongest remarks that he supports One China Policy. Except the Western nations who criticised China, no other Muslim country could dare to stand up with the Uighurs and criticise the Chinese mass internment of the Uighur people. They are on their own. Submit or perish.
They have always been on their own and are only suffering because of us government sidelining china from the sea so they must go that direction for their silk road project since a conflict for them on sea will be humilating as their navy is non existent
 
They have always been on their own and are only suffering because of us government sidelining china from the sea so they must go that direction for their silk road project since a conflict for them on sea will be humilating as their navy is non existent
@Mehmet

Look at the highlighted part, are you Turkish now? It is all about the 'Silk Road Project" and to quote Bill Clinton, "It is about the economy idiot". Turkey is a member of NATO and any attack against will be viewed as an attack against all member states. China is not stupid to start a war with Turkey. It's all about the intertwined economic and political interests of both nations. China's carrot are all Muslim nations to butt out of what it deems to be it's national interests, the Uighur problem. The political world is set up as nation-states and our national interests are sacrosanct and above all else. Turkey's biggest overseas military base will be built in Mogadishu and by default, it will also serve the interests of NATO. That too will be beneficial for Somalia.
 
@Mehmet

Look at the highlighted part, are you Turkish now? It is all about the 'Silk Road Project" and to quote Bill Clinton, "It is about the economy idiot". Turkey is a member of NATO and any attack against will be viewed as an attack against all member states. China is not stupid to start a war with Turkey. It's all about the intertwined economic and political interests of both nations. China's carrot are all Muslim nations to butt out of what it deems to be it's national interests, the Uighur problem. The political world is set up as nation-states and our national interests are sacrosanct and above all else. Turkey's biggest overseas military base will be built in Mogadishu and by default, it will also serve the interests of NATO. That too will be beneficial for Somalia.
Yes when nukes fly it will not be good as it is better to cut ties with everyone and just stay out is the safest bet for greater somalia
 
@Mehmet

Look at the highlighted part, are you Turkish now? It is all about the 'Silk Road Project" and to quote Bill Clinton, "It is about the economy idiot". Turkey is a member of NATO and any attack against will be viewed as an attack against all member states. China is not stupid to start a war with Turkey. It's all about the intertwined economic and political interests of both nations. China's carrot are all Muslim nations to butt out of what it deems to be it's national interests, the Uighur problem. The political world is set up as nation-states and our national interests are sacrosanct and above all else. Turkey's biggest overseas military base will be built in Mogadishu and by default, it will also serve the interests of NATO. That too will be beneficial for Somalia.
Plus taiwan is not part of china but it's own country
 

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Not one out of 57 Muslim countries representing over 1.8 billion people has the balls to stand up to China over their genocide of our fellow Muslims. The ummah has never been in a more pitiful state. May Allah destroy China and their collaborators, and raise the Uyghurs to the very top with their diin intact.
 

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