Uyghurs in Turkey urge UN rights chief to probe China ‘re-education camps’

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Turkey’s Uyghur Muslims on Tuesday urged the UN human rights chief to independently investigate the so-called “re-education camps” and allegations of rights abuses, torture and even genocide when she visits China’s Xinjiang province this month. Turkey’s 50,000-strong Uyghur community have staged daily protests outside the Chinese consulate in Istanbul over the past few years, holding pictures of their relatives and family members with whom they lost touch for months, and even years. In March, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said she would pay a visit to China, including Xinjiang, in Ma…

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