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Friday, August 28, 2015, Bhadra 13, 1422 BS, Zilqad 12, 1436 Hijr

Bangkok Blast
Police look into Turkish connection
Published :Friday, 28 August, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 17
BANGKOK, Aug 27 : Thai police on Thursday said they were looking at arrivals of Turkish nationals in the days before a Bangkok bomb attack that killed 20 people, but said they had not ruled out any group or possibility.
Police and some security analysts have raised the possibility of a connection to the Uighurs - a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority from the far west of China. They complain of persecution by Beijing.
China's treatment of the Uighurs is an important issue for many Turks, who see themselves as sharing a common cultural and religious background.
Last month more than 100 Uighurs were deported from Thailand to China - a move that prompted widespread condemnation by rights groups and sparked a protest outside Thailand's consulate in Istanbul.
National police spokes-man Prawut Thavornsiri told reporters police had checked arrivals of Turkish nationals who entered Thai-land around two weeks before the blast.      ?REUTERS

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