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‘Shame for humanity’: Turkey urges China to close Uighur camps

Last month, China passed a law to 'Sinicize' Islam and make it 'compatible with socialism' [Wang HE/Getty Images]…Kenneth Roth, the executive director of the US-based Human Rights Watch group, praised Turkey’s move on Twitter.

“This is a big deal: [Turkey is] The first Muslim-majority country to criticise China so directly for its horrendous treatment of Uighur Muslims, and one of the most powerful Muslim-majority countries at that,” he tweeted on Sunday….more: more: ALJAZEERAH

Turkey to Investigate Deportation of Egyptian Facing Death Sentence

…Turkey is investigating the deportation of an Egyptian citizen to Cairo after he reportedly sought asylum upon his arrival to Istanbul’s Ataturk airport last month, officials told Middle East Eye.
Mohamed Abdelhafiz Ahmed Hussein, also known as Mohamed Abdelhafiz, was sentenced to death in absentia in July 2017 on charges of receiving militant training in the Gaza Strip as part of an alleged plot to murder Egypt’s former Attorney-General Hisham Barakat….MORE: .middleeasteye.net

Masked Men Attack Mosque in West Springfield, MA

Masked men attacked a mosque in Massachusetts. Wednesday that left several windows broken, an official and a community leader said.ue in Massachusetts Wednesday that left several windows broken, an official and a community leader said.

The attack on the Ahiska Turkish American Cultural Center and Mosque in the city of West Springfield took place at 8.15 p.m. local time (0015GMT) when five unidentified masked men began hurling stones, Yasar Colak, religious affairs counselor at Turkey’s Embassy in Washington, said….See More  Masked men attack Turkish mosque in US

washingtonpost: On the centennial of Armenian massacres, Turkey commemorates a WWI battle

“In World War I, which ranks among humanity’s major catastrophes, millions from all nations also perished within the boundaries of the Ottoman Empire,” said Erdogan in his statement. “Today, we are working and striving together with all our citizens and friends, regardless of their ethnic or religious identities, to attain a better future on the basis of peace, harmony and fraternity.” MORE: washingtonpost.com/