Istanbul [Turkey]ANI, December 10, 2010: Uyghur activists protested at the Chinese Consulate in Sariyer district Istanbul. They expressed concern about the human rights violations occurring in China’s Xinjiang region.
At around 10:30 on Friday, 120-130 people, mostly women and children, gathered in front of the Chinese Consulate. They recited Quranic verses and played the National Anthems of East Turkestan (Turkey) and Turkey.
Notably, protests were held before Human Rights Day, which is celebrated by the United Nations on December 10.
Abdul Selam Abdullah from Uyghur NGO East Turkestan Human Rights, (ETHR), called for the International community’s help in saving the Uyghur community. He also accused the Chinese authorities with the murder of Uyghurs using the Covid-19 control measure.
Magfiret Umbul and Rusen Mahmud were women activists who raised the issue of forced marriages under the Chinese regime.
On the evening of December 8th, representatives of the Refah Party (Welfare) Party as well as NGO Dogu Turkistanlilar Federasyonu protested in front of the Chinese Consulate around 8.30pm (local time).
Mahmud Damollah, DTF leader, urged Turkey to act to end the Uyghur genocide. He did not make mere statements about the matter.
After the November 24th death of several Uyghurs at Urumqi’s apartment fire, protests over the Uyghur issue have gotten more intense in Turkey. Eight protest demonstrations against China have been held in Turkey since then. (ANI)
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