Tag: Uyghurs

HP Culture
February concert by The Miras Silk Road Collective ft Uyghur, Turkish, British and Chinese musicians

This special event brings together a night of mesmerising performances from The Miras Silk Road Collective. There will be poignant poetry that honours the Uyghur people as they resist cultural erasure, and exquisite classical maqam, folk songs and instrumental compositions on traditional instruments spanning Turkish, Azeri, Uzbek, and Uyghur musical traditions. Formerly the London Uyghur […]

Guest Views
America takes the lead in tackling Uyghur repression in China

China’s policy of repression against the Uyghurs continues, and finally the problem is on the global agenda. On May 27, the US Congress overwhelmingly passed the Uighur Human Rights Act to counter Beijing’s brutal oppression of Uyghurs and other national and religious minorities in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and elsewhere. Ahead of the vote […]

HP Features
Uyghurs in Turkey hopeful, but helpless

“Kardeş kardeşi satmaz,”Rukiye Turdush, a Canada-based advocate for the persecuted Uyghur minority in China said, switching from her local Turkic dialect spoken in China’s western Xinjiang region to the Anatolian dialect spoken in Turkey. A brother does not sell out his brother. “Uyghurs never lose hope in Turkey. They strongly believe that sooner or later […]