Thursday, 16 July 2009


Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan first called the violence in Urumqi "savagery". Then he declared "the event taking place in China is a kind of genocide". Of course, Turkey should know a thing or two about genocide, as the Ottoman Turks have long been accused of committing the first genocide of the 20th century in killing 1.5 million Armenians around the time of WWI. Meanwhile, Turkey's Foreign Ministry quickly demonstrated why people should not take their prime minister's remarks seriously by reaffirming Turkey's commitment to develop ties with China in every field.

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