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Türkiye’s Parliament Rejects Special Committee to Investigate Uyghur Human Rights Ahead of Wang Visit

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrives in Türkiye on Wednesday for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. ELMOND JIYANE / GCIS / AFP

The Turkish Parliament’s Human Rights Committee blocked a plan to create a new sub-committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations of China’s minority Uyghur population in Xinjiang.

Instead, lawmakers opted to assign the issue to an existing sub-committee focused on racism and Islamophobia.

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