Turkey’s former prime minister acknowledged that the government is sending Uighur Muslim refugees back to China in a speech on Tuesday, following reports that led to criticism of Ankara for facilitating Beijing’s persecution of Uighurs.
Uighur Muslims in Turkey at risk of deportation to China
A Uighur child walks past a mural depicting China’s Tiananmen Gate in western China’s Xinjiang province on July 17, 2014. (AP)
Uighurs in Turkey
Uighurs living in Turkey stage a demonstration in Ankara on February 5, 2020. (AFP)
Erdogan vs. Davutoglu
Turkish President Erdogan, left, and former Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, right. (AP)