Turkey, another axis of evil!?

Source:Global Times Published: 2009-7-10 16:41:00

By Mo Lingjiao

After the riots in Xinjiang, many governments around the world are very cautious making comments, including the American government. But the Turkish government is an exception. As Urumqi is on its way to recovery, this arrogant country has never stopped lashing out at China.

In fact, both the Turkish government and its nongovernmental organizations were harsh on China. Speaking to foreign ministers of the Persian Gulf who were visiting Istanbul as part of the Gulf Cooperation Council activities, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan said, "We have always seen our Uygur brothers, with whom we have historical and cultural ties..."

He said Turkey, a member of the UN Security Council for 2009 to 2010 will raise this issue in the United Nations. Turkish Minister of Foreign affairs Ahmet DavutoÄŸlu also said, "Turkey has concerns about developments in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. It cannot remain silent in the face of what is happening there."

At the same time, its trade unions and business associations are ridiculously calling for a countrywide boycott of Chinese products. Turkey is staging an anti-China strategy from politics to business.

Because of the close historical, cultural and religious links between the dominant group in Turkey, the Kurks and Uygurs in China and many Uygur immigrants living in Turkey, the Turkish government always shows great interest in China's internal affairs about Xinjiang and is ready to meddle in it. The government even allowed its local Uygur separatists to protest against China. All these lead Turkey to an anti-China path.

Five years ago, when terrorist bombings hit Turkey in November 2003, China took its firm stand on the side of Turkish people and condemned the violent act. However, when the riots happened, inflicting casualities and property damage in Urumqi on July 5, Turkey stands by the side of the thugs, reavealing its shame to the whole world and repaying China with evilness.

Turkey's support for the Uygur separatists and terrorists can only cause public indignation in China. If it does not want to ruin the relationship between two peoples, please stop standing behind those mobs and separatists, stop being an axis of evil!

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