After being exploited in Syria Turkey agrees with China “Uighur vs. Covid-19 vaccine”?

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Turkey has long been a safe haven for Uighurs because of shared cultural ties, a Turkish ethnic group settling in China’s westernmost region of “Xingyang”, which is persecuted at home.

He had accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip, that China’s treatment of The Uighurs as “genocide.”

But all this seems to be changing now, and Turkey has begun to shift another direction by dealing with the group, a trend that terrorizes some 50,000 Uighurs who make up Turkey’s Uighur community, human rights activists and anti-Erdogan lawmakers.

There are now fears that Turkey is swapping Uighurs for Chinese vaccines to cope with the Coved 19 epidemic, and Chinese pressure to delay the delivery of vaccine payments in an extortion attempt to deport Uighurs on Turkish soil.

So far, tens of millions of promised Chinese vaccine doses have not been delivered to Turkey.

Turkish police raided and detained about 50 Uighurs in deportation centres, lawyers said, sharply higher than last year.

Although there is still no strong evidence of trade-offs, these lawmakers and Uighurs fear that Beijing will use vaccines as a means of pressuring the extradition treaty to pass.

The treaty was signed years ago, but China suddenly ratified it in December and could be presented to Turkish lawmakers earlier this month.

Doubts about an agreement began to emerge when the first shipment of Chinese vaccines was delayed for weeks in December, when officials blamed permit issues.

China also provided only one third of the agreed doses and promised to deliver 30 million doses of the vaccine by the end of January.

According to “Kaya”, the delay is not normal, adding: “We have paid for these vaccines, is China blackmailing Turkey?” he said he had officially asked the Turkish government about pressure from China but had not yet received a response.

For their part, Turkish and Chinese authorities claimed that the extradition bill was not intended to deport Uighurs and did not target them.

Foreign Ministry spokesman “Wang We”n denied any link between vaccines and the treaty, wang said at a press conference On Monday.

While Turkish Foreign Minister” Mouloud Jawis ” said in December that “the postponement of the vaccine has nothing to do with the Uighur issue: “We do not use Uighurs for political purposes, we are defending their human rights.”

There are very few deportations at the moment, but recent arrests have caused consternation in Turkey’s Uighur community, particularly as the Turkish ambassador in Beijing has welcomed Chinese vaccines in recent weeks and expressed Ankara’s appreciation for “judicial cooperation” with China , a sign, as many Uighurs fear, of the possibility of a crackdown.”

A few Uighurs have traveled to Syria in the past to train with militants, but most Turkish society avoids extremists and fears that they are harming the issue of the Uighurs.

The Turkish police have no evidence of links between the Uighurs and terrorist groups,” said lawyers representing the detained Uighurs.

“They don’t have any concrete evidence,” said Elias Dugan”, a law professor in Ankara. They are not serious.”

Even if the extradition bill is ratified, Erdogan suspects mass deportations, given public sympathy for Uighurs in Turkey, but believes the chances of deporting individuals will rise dramatically.

“It’s like staying in a hotel in Turkey,” said Abdul Rahim Barak”, an Uighur poet who has been arrested twice in the past few years.

He was released after being acquitted by a judge but finds it difficult to sleep at night for fear of passing the extradition bill, describing the pressure as “unbearable.”

This growing terror has prompted Uighurs to sneak across the Turkish border into Germany, the Netherlands and other European countries.

After the 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, Erdogan launched a crackdown on his opponents and launched widespread arrests, causing disagreements between Turkey and western governments with which Erdogan felt isolated.

In the 2016 leak, China also began requesting the extradition of more Uighurs from Turkey, and in a 2016 extradition request, Chinese officials requested the extradition of a former Uighur mobile phone vendor, accusing him of promoting the terrorist organization ISIS online.

The seller was arrested but eventually released and acquitted of the charges against him, and this is where China, which lends and invests billions in Turkey, has played.

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