Financial Times. 12 April 2021
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Ankara has summoned China’s ambassador over a tweet that targeted Turkish politicians critical of the treatment of the country’s Uyghur minority, in a rare show of displeasure with Beijing. The Chinese embassy said it had “a right to respond” after Meral Aksener, chair of the centre-right Good party, and Mansur Yavas, mayor of Ankara, wrote tweets commemorating a 1990 Uyghur uprising in the Chinese region of Xinjiang. A tweet from the embassy’s official account, tagging the Turkish politicians, said it “opposes and violently condemns any sort of challenge to Chinese sovereignty and territorial integrity by any person or power”.Read more