Uighurs demonstrate before the riot police used pepper spray to push back a group of Uighur protesters who tried to break through a barricade outside the Chinese Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, June 9. 2015. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
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Uighurs from China's far western region of Xinjiang who have traveled to Turkey via Southeast Asia are being trained in Syria and Iraq with the aim of bringing jihad back to China, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.The comments come as China steps ups efforts to bolster its claims that some of the 109 Uighurs deported from Thailand back to China last week posed a security threat, amid global concern about their wellbeing.Many foreign experts, as well as rights groups and exiles, have questioned whether ETIM exists as the coherent group China claims it is.
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