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'Sold out': Uighurs fear deportation as China ratifies extradition treaty with Turkey
Beijing has ratified an extradition treaty with Turkey that Uighurs fear could pave the way for tens of thousands to be deported and imprisoned in internment camps that rights group say constitute a "cultural genocide".

The treaty, first signed during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Beijing in 2017, was ratified last weekend at the Chinese National People's Congress, with state media saying it would be used for counter-terrorism purposes.

Turkey is yet to ratify the treaty, and as such no extraditions are expected any time soon. However Uighurs are now calling on the Turkish government and lawmakers to stop the agreement from going through.

Two months ago:
Turkey's Erdogan urges French goods boycott amid Islam row

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Turks to boycott French goods amid a row over France's tougher stance on radical Islam.

In a televised speech, he urged world leaders to protect Muslims "if there is oppression against Muslims in France".

by Bernard (bernard) on Sun Jan 3rd, 2021 at 06:49:37 PM EST
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I read Reuters' version last week and laughed aloud, AWKWARD! Erdogan has punked the EU again.

Turkey won't return anyone. Turkey recruited Uighur mercenaries (among others) into its irregular Idlib, Syria adventure, which incidentally NATO has had no problem ignoring, because of course Assad must go, and there are only muslim ethnic minorities trying to live their "best lives" in Xinjiang. To borrow a phrase from Florida's finest, they "want them to be victims."

"De-radicalization" is a figment of authoritarian Chinese minds.

by Cat on Mon Jan 4th, 2021 at 01:44:33 AM EST
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by Cat on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 05:37:09 PM EST
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Handshake ... A Deal

Mu'ammar al-Gaddafi and Berlusconi

Angela Merkel and General al-Sisi

Bibi Netanyahu and  Paul Kagame and Eritrea / Sudan

UAE: Illegal immigrants face immediate deportation

Apparently a good business formula, back and forth ... unlimited supply from Third World Countries.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 5th, 2021 at 06:12:35 PM EST
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by Cat on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 04:19:32 PM EST
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Some members of the Moslem minority in China conducting terrorism good.

Some members of the Moslem minority in Israel conducting terrorism bad.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 04:15:29 PM EST
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The former used to be bad in the US as well. Now they are NLECs.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 04:39:47 PM EST
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To be honest, Muslims are a minority in Israel only because of successful ethnic cleansing and bantustanization. Otherwise Israelis would be 50% Muslim, 38% Jew and 12% Christian or so.
by pelgus on Sat Jan 9th, 2021 at 06:08:15 PM EST
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