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China to allow Turkish delegation to visit Xinjiang Xinjiang
File image of Hotan airport in Xinjiang, by Prcshaw via Wikimedia Commons

China to allow Turkish delegation to visit Xinjiang

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Aug 2022, 12:38 pm

Beijing: China has decided to allow a Turkish delegation to Xinjiang, two months after the United Nations human rights chief visited the region to investigate allegations of widespread abuses.

On the sidelines of a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Cambodia, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday that “China has always taken an attitude of being open and transparent on issues related to Xinjiang”, reports South China Morning Post.

Wang pledged to communicate closely over the issue and added that, as emerging economies, the two countries had closely intertwined interests and similar positions, and should promote cooperation, according to a Chinese foreign ministry statement.

Cavusoglu said Ankara firmly adhered to the one-China policy not only on the Taiwan question but also on issues concerning Xinjiang, according to the Chinese statement as quoted by the newspaper.

He added that the Turkish side was glad UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet had visited Xinjiang and hoped to stay in contact with Beijing over the planned tour.

However, the two sides did not provide further details of the visit.