Latest Turkestan Stories

2014-08-08 23:03:15

Award winning Canadian photographer releases his first photography book documenting nearly a decade of life in the Muslim region of China, entitled “Chinese Turkestan, a photographic journey through an ancient civilization”. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 “Chinese Turkestan” looks at life in China’s remote Muslim, northwestern region of Xinjiang. Ryan Pyle spent nearly a decade exploring the 1.6 million square kilometer region, studying its history and capturing its unique...

2008-08-05 06:00:03

By Andrew Jacobs Jake Hooker and Tang Xuemei contributed research. * Two men armed with knives and explosives ambushed a military police unit in China's majority-Muslim northwest region Monday morning, killing 16 officers and wounding 16 others before being arrested, according to the state media. Officials labeled the incident an act of terrorism and suggested the culprits were associated with a separatist movement that is seeking independence for China's Uighur minority, a...

2008-08-04 00:00:17

Grenade attacks Monday on a border patrol police station in China's northwest Xinjiang region killed 16 policemen and injured 16 more. Two attackers driving a truck tossed two grenades causing an explosion at the station in Kashi, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The two were arrested, the report said, but there were few details about them or the attack. Xinjiang -- close to the borders of Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan -- is home to China's 8 million Turkic-speaking...

2008-07-28 06:01:05

By Jim Yardley and Ian Urbina The Chinese authorities discounted over the weekend claims by a purported Uighur Muslim separatist group in which the group's leader threatened the Olympic Games and took responsibility for fatal bus explosions in Kunming and Shanghai. The group, identified as the Turkestan Islamic Party, released a video dated July 23 that featured a statement by a Commander Seyfullah. "Our aim is to target the most critical points related to the Olympics," he said,...

2006-05-12 00:28:03

BEIJING (Reuters) - A former leader of China's far western region of Xinjiang criticized the United States on Friday for allowing five Chinese Muslims released from Guantanamo Bay to seek asylum in Albania. Ismail Amat, a vice-chairman of China's parliament and formerly a senior Communist Party official in the Central Asia border region that is home to the country's Muslim Uighur minority, said the men should have been released into Chinese custody. "The way the U.S. has handled...

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