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Uyghurs

Turkic ethnic group

The Uyghurs, or Uighurs are a Turkic ethnic group who live in East and Central Asia. As of 2019 Uyghurs live primarily in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the Peopleโ€™s Republic of China, where they are one of China's fifty-five officially-recognized ethnic minorities. Uyghurs primarily practice Islam.

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China's anti-corruption watchdog said on Saturday it would prosecute Nur Bekri, one of the highest-ranking Uighur officials in the country, over allegations of..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

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A leading researcher on China's ethnic policies said on Wednesday that an estimated 1.5 million Uighurs and other Muslims could be held in so-called re-education..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

China is claiming its camps in the countryโ€™s north-west may not be permanent โ€“ but the announcement has done little to placate Uighurs, who say their..
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

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