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Turkey calls on China to shut down Uighur "concentration camps"

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slammed for its "systematic assimilation policy towards Uighur Turks," labelling it a "great embarrassment for humanity" while urging to shut down the "concentration camps".

"China's systematic assimilation policy towards Uighur Turks is a great embarrassment for humanity," quoted (MFA) as saying.

"calls on to respect fundamental human rights of Uighur Turks and shut down concentration camps," the MFA further noted.

This comes amid a crackdown on Uighur Muslims in China, with the estimating that over one million Uighurs are being held in internment camps in the province.

has refuted claims of clamping down on the Uighurs, outlining that only people who have committed minor offences when involved in terrorist activities are made to go through vocational training at "vocational education institutions".

Practising Islam is illegal in some pockets of People caught fasting, praying, growing a beard or wearing a hijab attract arrest in the nation.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 23:38 IST