Turkey has condemned the ongoing human rights violations in China’s Xinjiang region, home to the ethnic Uighur community.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday October 7, 2020, stated this at the UN General Assembly.
The country again urged that the cultural and religious identity of Uighur Turks be respected and guaranteed.
“We attach importance to the role of the UN in addressing the concerns and expectations of the international community regarding practices against Uyghur Turks and other Muslim minorities in Xinjian,” the ministry said.
It also stressed that relevant UN bodies play “an important role in recording the human rights situation in the region while making concrete recommendations.”