There’s little doubt that China is no utopia for its ethnic Muslim Uighur people who are subject to arbitrary arrests, torture and detainment in internment camps and prisons, but I had to pinch myself recently when Turkey joined the chorus of condemnation from nations around the world.
Turkey has called China’s mass repression of its Uighur people a “great shame for humanity” and has urged the Chinese government to close detention camps that are estimated to hold a million people.
Sorry to dump on Turkey’s virtue-signalling here, but it’s hard to believe the chutzpah!
Turkey, of all nations, is decrying ethnic-cleansing?
Surely the regime in Istanbul must be cracking a very bad joke, because when it comes to engineering genocides that are a “great shame to humanity” Turkey practically wrote the book on that.
So, before Turkey can claim the moral high ground on this issue, at the very least it has to acknowledge its own atrocities from more than one hundred years ago, and apologize for this particular crime against humanity.