Turkistan


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Tur·ki·stan

also Tur·ke·stan  (tûr′kĭ-stăn′, -stän′)
A historical region of west-central Asia extending east from the Caspian Sea into western China and south from the Aral Sea into Afghanistan. It has long been a crossroads for trade and conquest between East and West.
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Noun1.Turkistan - a historical region of central Asia that was a center for trade between the East and the WestTurkistan - a historical region of central Asia that was a center for trade between the East and the West
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
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REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah CAIRO - 2 April 2019: Terrorists hideouts of Turkistan Islamic Party, and Al Ezza Brigades were destroyed by the Syrian Armed Forces in Northern Hama on Tuesday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.
They incited all ethnic groups speaking Turki and believing in Islam to join in creating the theocratic state of so-called 'East Turkistan'.
SANA reporter said that an army unit destroyed dens of terrorists of "Turkistan Party" in al-Hwaiz village in Hama northern countryside.
Zahoor Rehman, nephew of former Peace Committee chief Turkistan Bhittani, had gone missing since February 16.
"Thus far, the response of the Muslim world to the current crisis in East Turkistan has been incredibly disappointing.
Protesters displayed banners which read "Uyghurs are Arbitrarily Detained, Forcibly Disappeared and Killed in Internment Camps", "Freedom for East Turkistan" and "Never Again!