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25 Mar 2021

Uighurs in Turkey demonstrate against China, amid concerns over countries deepening ties

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Turkey has chosen the Chinese vaccine – rather than western alternatives – as its main weapon against Covid.

Yet the Turks are also hosting tens of thousands of exiled Uighurs – and both issues were discussed when China’s foreign minister visited Turkey today.

China denies using vaccine deliveries as political leverage, but many Uighurs are now nervous about their safety