Is Erdoğan Exchanging Religious Populism for Ties with China?

Published January 12th, 2021 - 08:15 GMT
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping /AFP
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping /AFP
Is Erdoğan Exchanging Moral Standing for Better Ties with China? A new extradition treaty between Turkey and China could see the return of Uyghur refugees to China where they’d likely face prosecution in an ongoing genocide against the Muslim minority under Xi Jinping’s Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The treaty was ratified by the Standing Committee of Chinese People’s Congress on 26 December 2020. Around 50,000 Uyghurs in Turkey are at risk from the new treaty. Approximately 12

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