Turkey has ethnic and historical relations with Uyghurs, and yet it actively helps the Chinese government in their genocide. It uses Uyghur refugees and their families as canon fodder in Syria and then deports them to China for “deradicalisation”
Right up until 9/11, China officially maintained that there were no extremist activities in East Turkistan. However, when the US declared its ‘war on terror’, China found an excuse to crush the dissent.
Gauri Noolkar-Oak discusses with Mr Amara Thiha, who leads the China Research Desk at Myanmar Institute of Peace and Security, the various ways in which Myanmar is exercising caution in its engagement with China.
Two days ago, Afghanistan marked its 101st Independence Day. Over the course of this 24-hour window meant to feature celebrations and patriotic displays, 75 separate attacks ravaged 22 different provinces of the country.