Aiming their work primarily at members of the US defense and intelligence communities interested in engaging China on counterterrorism issues, Reed (BAE Systems) and Raschke (Global Defense Technology and Systems) profile the East Turkistan
Islamic Movement, a small separatist group arising out of the Uyghur population of Xinjiang.
Uighurs are Muslims native to Xinjiang, which Islamists call East Turkistan
, and have cultural ties to Turkic peoples in Central Asia.
Beijing accuses the World Uighur Congress led by Kadeer of being a front for separatists pushing for an independent East Turkistan
The crowd gathered at Istanbul's Caglayan Square for a rally organized by Saadet (Felicity) Party to show solidarity with East Turkistan
and curse the atrocity against Uighur Turks.
If this is the case, we must assume that the arc of crisis that spans Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and East Turkistan
(Xingjian), has been extended north and west to include hitherto calm Turkmenistan.
Last week a senior military commander said radical Muslims who are fighting for what they call an independent East Turkistan
in Xinjiang posed the single greatest threat to the Games.
The area of attack, in Xinjiang province, is the site of violent flare-ups, thought to be initiated by the East Turkistan
Islamic Movement, against Chinese rule.
Since 1949, China has occupied both Tibet and East Turkistan
, the homeland of the Uyghurs, which the Chinese call Xinjiang province.
13 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty-five years ago last month, a plane carrying the leaders of the Republic of East Turkistan
crashed under suspicious circumstances.
It is well known that czarist Russia, starting in the 1850s, occupied the territory of Turkistan; as a result of the agreement between the Russians and the Chinese and a policy of colonization and occupation, West Turkistan became subject to Russia and East Turkistan
became subject to China.
On the basis of similar claims, arising from ancient imperial dynasties, China has also occupied Mongolia (much of which was lost to the former Soviet Union), Manchuria and East Turkistan
The group also included American, Swedish, German, French, Turkmen, Chechen, Ingush and East Turkistan
It is believed that, terrorists of East Turkistan
Islamic Movement (ETIM) and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan(IMU) are also centered here and further carry out their terrorist acts in various parts of Pakistan and elsewhere from NWA.
BEIJING -- China on Wednesday reiterated its stance on fighting against the East Turkistan
Islamic Movement (ETIM), a terrorist group that voiced support for the terrorist attack in Kunming on March 1.
According to the statement, Pakistan recognized the East Turkistan
Islamic Movement as a terrorist organization, which poses a common threat to the peace and stability of China and Pakistan.