Meeting Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal in Beijing, top diplomat Wang Yi said China sets great store on its ties with Turkey. China faces criticism for its so-called re-education camps which many see as internment camps for Uyghur Muslims.
Many Uyghurs don't speak out due to fear of repercussions and others don't because they have been indoctrinated against criticising the Chinese government.
China's officially atheist Communist government at first denied the existence of the internment camps in Xinjiang, but now says they are vocational training facilities aimed at countering Muslim radicalism and separatist tendencies.
Ankara supports "One China policy," but distinction should be made between "terrorists and innocent people," Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tells Beijing in speech at UN Human Rights Council, Geneva.
Members of the ethnic group launched a campaign under the hashtag #MeTooUyghur asking the Chinese government to release videos proving their relatives, thought to be in internment centres, are alive.
Turkish Foreign Ministry says it "expects Chinese authorities to consider Turkish people’s reaction over serious human rights violations."
The well-known Uighur comedian Adil Mijit has been missing in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region for two months.
1, 690,000 mostly Muslim households hosted 1,120,000 public servants in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in 2018.
Flags should be hung in a "prominent position" in all mosque courtyards for the places of worship to become "a solid platform for the study of the party and the country's laws and policies," the China Islamic Association says.
The US says mass detentions in so-called political re-education centres paint a "disturbing picture" and calls on Chinese authorities to have a "more transparent" system.
As millions of Muslims around the world celebrate the beginning of Hajj, Uyghur Turks continue to face state-led discrimination.
A new education plan will encourage the public to report parents who allow their children to attend religious activities in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang region.
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