By Tugcenur Yilmaz
ANKARA (AA) – Turkish foreign ministry spokesman slammed on Saturday Chinese authorities’ systematic assimilation policy towards Uighur Turks, saying it is a "great embarrassment."
In a written statement, the foreign ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said, "Systematic assimilation policy of Chinese authorities towards Uighur Turks is a great embarrassment for humanity."
"We invite Chinese authorities to respect fundamental human rights of Uighur Turks and shut down concentration camps," Aksoy said.
The foreign ministry spokesman also voiced Turkey's expectation from Chinese authorities to consider reactions of Turkish people over serious human rights violations.