Pressure on Turkey to protect Uighurs as China ratifies extradition treaty

Ankara has long welcomed Uighur and Turkic Muslims fleeing China but rights groups fear the treaty will endanger themBeijing has ratified an extradition treaty with Turkey that human rights groups warn could endanger Uighur families and activists fleei…

Ankara has long welcomed Uighur and Turkic Muslims fleeing China but rights groups fear the treaty will endanger them

Beijing has ratified an extradition treaty with Turkey that human rights groups warn could endanger Uighur families and activists fleeing persecution by Chinese authorities if it is adopted by Ankara.

The treaty, signed in 2017, was formalised at the weekend at the National People’s Congress, with state media saying it would be used for counter-terrorism purposes. Facing strong opposition within its parliament, Turkey’s government has not yet ratified the deal, and critics have urged the government to abandon it and prevent the treaty from “becoming an instrument of persecution”.

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