Urumqi Clashes: The Reactions and the Aftermath

  • Erkin Emet
Part of the Politics and History in Central Asia book series (PSPSCA)


This chapter analyzes the Urumqi incident and its impacts, beginning with the policies of the People’s Republic of China towards Uyghurs. It is advocated that the harsh state policies are one of the factors of the incident. The chapter also presents a detailed narrative of the Urumqi incident and a thorough analysis of the reactions. The incident caused a severe reaction from the state and a global response, including from states such as Turkey and United States, international organizations such as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and nongovernmental organizations such as the associations of the Uyghur diaspora communities. It is also stressed that several incidents have occurred since the Urumqi incident.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erkin Emet
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  1. 1.Department of Modern Turkic StudiesAnkara UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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