ANKARA—Turkey known as in China’s ambassador on Tuesday after his embassy stated it had “the right to respond” to opposition leaders who criticized the Chinese regime’s therapy of Uyghur Muslims three a long time in the past.
The politicians, IYI Party chief Meral Aksener and Ankara mayor Mansur Yavas of the primary opposition CHP, had marked what they known as the thirty first anniversary of a short rebellion by Uyghurs in opposition to the federal government in China’s far west.
Aksener stated on Twitter “we will not remain silent about their persecution” and martyrdom. Yavas stated “we still feel the pain of the massacre” in 1990.
Ambassador Liu Shaobin was summoned to the ministry after his embassy tweeted a press release in response.
“The Chinese side determinedly opposes any person of power that in any way challenges China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and strongly condemns this,” it stated. “The Chinese side reserves its legitimate right to respond.”
Many of the 40,000 Uyghurs in Turkey have criticized the federal government’s method to Beijing after the Chinese regime permitted an extradition treaty in December which they worry might result in them being despatched again to China to face obscure costs which they deny.
Hundreds protested as Chinese international minister visited Ankara final month.
U.N. specialists estimate at the least one million Uyghurs and different Muslims are held in detention facilities in northwest China’s Xinjiang. The United States stated in January that the Chinese regime had dedicated “genocide and crimes against humanity” by repressing Uyghurs.
Aksener and Yavas are seen as potential rivals to President Tayyip Erdogan in elections slated for 2023.
By Yesim Dikmen and Tuvan Gumrukcu