Last Updated : Feb 17 2019 8:53PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
PM inaugurates, lays foundation stone of various projects in Jharkhand, Bihar            J&K administration withdraws security of 5 separatist leaders in aftermath of Pulwama terror attack            BJP holds condolence meetings across the country to pay tributes to martyred CRPF personnel            Country's 1st semi high-speed train Vande Bharat Express leaves Delhi for Varanasi on first commercial run            Boxing: Gaurav Solanki, Naman Tanwar enter quarterfinals of Strandja Memorial Tournament           

International News

Feb 11, 2019
4:57PM

China rejects Turkey's criticism on poet death in custody

FILE PIC: AP
China hit back on Monday at Turkey's criticism over its treatment of Uighurs and denied Ankara's claim that a renowned poet from the Muslim minority had died in custody.


Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said, China has made solemn representations towards Turkey on the issue. She called the Turkish statement vile and urged Ankara to withdraw its false accusations.


In a statement on Saturday, Turkey's foreign ministry criticised China's mass detentions of its Turkic-speaking Uighurs and claimed that poet Abdurehim Heyit had died serving an eight-year Chinese prison sentence imposed as punishment over one of his songs.


But on Sunday, China released a video showing a man who identified himself as Heyit and saying that he was alive and well.


A UN panel of experts has said that nearly one million Uighurs and other Turkic-speaking minorities had been herded into re-education camps in China's northwestern Xinjiang region, where most of the country's more than 10 million Uighurs live..

   Related News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 17 (Feb) Midday News 17 (Feb) News at Nine 16 (Feb) Hourly 17 (Feb) (2000hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 17 (Feb) दोपहर समाचार 17 (Feb) समाचार संध्या 16 (Feb) प्रति घंटा समाचार 17 (Feb) (1900hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 17 (Feb) Khabrein(Day) 17 (Feb) Khabrein(Eve) 16 (Feb)
Aaj Savere 17 (Feb) Parikrama 17 (Feb) Lok Ruchi Samachar 17 (Feb)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 17 (Feb) Samayki 17 (Feb) Sports Scan 16 (Feb) Spotlight/News Analysis 16 (Feb)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 14 (Feb) Surkhiyon Mein 14 (Feb) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 13 (Feb) Vaad-Samvaad 12 (Feb) Money Talk 12 (Feb) Current Affairs 8 (Feb)