Jan 04, 2010

East Turkestan: Turkey's IHH invites Uighurs' Rebiya Kadeer, Dalai Lama For March Event

Active ImageTurkey's IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation will invite Rebiya Kadeer and the Dalai Lama to "International Human Rights Symposium" in Istanbul on March 21, 2010.

Below is an article published by World Bulletin:

Turkey is preparing an important international human rights organization in March, a Turkish newspaper said.

Rebiya Kadeer, leader of the world Uyghur Congress in exile, and Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet were invited to "International Human Rights Symposium" to be organized in Istanbul on March 21 by IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, Yenisafak said.

Kadeer said she would come to Turkey for the program.

Uighur demonstrators took the streets in Urumqi on July 5 to protest against Han Chineses' attacks on Uighurs workers at a factory in south China in June which left two Uighurs dead. Hans in Urumqi sought bloody revenge two days later.

World Uighur Congress said that near 800 Uigurs were killed during a week-violence after Han Chineses attacks and following intervention of China forces. The China governmnet put the death toll 197.

After the reports, Turkey staged protests against China violence in Uighur region and a Minister and a Turkish consumer organization called for boycott of Chinese goods.

107 Turkish lawmaker resigned from Turkish-Chinese interparliamantary group to protest China over the incidents.

President Abdullah Gul became the first Turkish president to visit East Turkistan and China in 15 years in June, signing $1.5 billion worth of trade deals, according to Turkish media.