East Turkistan

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East Turkistan:

see XinjiangXinjiang
or Sinkiang
[Chinese,=new frontier], officially Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (Mandarin Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu), autonomous region (2010 pop. 21,813,334), c.637,000 sq mi (1,650,257 sq km), NW China.
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On 12 November 1944, separatists led by Elihan Torae founded the so-called 'Republic of East Turkistan', which soon collapsed a year later.
Dolkun Isa, president of the World Uyghur Congress said, "Today, East Turkistan and Tibetan people are suffering because of Communist China.
A key aim of Beijing is to develop its remote northwestern regions, particularly the Muslim-dominated Xinjiang so that the separatist movement among the Uyghur Muslims and the armed struggle by their group East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) could be scotched.
Ayaz said, 'Most of our respective countries have faced the maximum brunt either through the Al-Qaida, the Taliban, the East Turkistan Islamic Movement and now the eminent threat of the DAAISH.'
President Mamnoon said Pakistan regards China's enemies as its own and had taken action against the militants of East Turkistan Movement (ETM).
East Turkistan Islamic Movement was one of the groups that formed the East Turkistan Separatist Organization.
He said the Chinese government opposes all forms of terrorism and is determined to combat any violent terrorist activity, including the East Turkistan Islamic Movement.
The group also included American, Swedish, German, French, Turkmen, Chechen, Ingush and East Turkistan fighters.
China has in the past voiced concern about East Turkistan Islamic Movement ( ETIM) camps active in Pakistan.
Pakistan borders the far-western Chinese region of Xinjiang claimed to be a sovereign country called East Turkistan by the natives who are also struggling for the independence from China but landlocked and only have access to Pakistan and Afghanistan has seen a series of clashes and attacks on civilians that have left more than 200 dead in the past year.
The military has also claimed the wiping out of Haqqani Network and the East Turkistan Movement from the region, the report said.
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