China opposes Turkey's call for UN talks on Xinjiang 2009-07-09 19:56:14   Print

    BEIJING, July 9 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday dismissed Turkey's proposal of discussing Xinjiang's riots in the United Nations Security Council, saying the incident was a domestic issue.

    "The Chinese government has taken decisive measures according to the law. This is purely China's internal affair and doesn't demand a UN Security Council discussion," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told the regular briefing.

    Qin's comments came after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said Turkey would ask the UN body to discuss ways of ending the violence in northwest China's Xinjiang region.

    Sunday's riots in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, left at least 156 people dead and more than 1,000 injured.

Urumqi Riot

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