Turkish Parliamentary approves extradition with China in its hunt for Uyghur refugees
Turkish Parliamentary approval of extradition treaty with China is formalization and normalization of China’s Global Uyghur Hunt.
According to Article 2 of the Treaty, any party can request extradition of anyone from another party with a criminal act of minimum 1 years sentencing or verdict of minimum 6 months sentencing. Uyghurs in Turkey are frightened of these provisions because of China’s long record of fabricating charges withforced witness testimonies.
Timing could not be better for China as both the Turkish Treasury and foreign reserve is recording a breaking deficit, and its stumbling economy requires cash injections to improve the situation . China caught that momentum forced Turkey to offer a maximum concession in return for assistance, including with vaccine supplies.
More than 30,000 Uyghurs are estimated to have sought refuge in Turkey – both from escaping China’s prosecution after the 2009 Urumchi Massacre and the escalated repression mounting to genocide committed against them since 2016.