Hundreds of people staged a march Friday in Istanbul to protest human rights violations in East Turkistan. 

The Silent Scream march, organized by Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), urged Muslims to raise their voices against China’s systematic campaign against Uighur Muslims.

China is accused of carrying out repressive policies against the Turkic Muslim group and restraining its religious, commercial and cultural rights.

Gathering in front of the Fatih Mosque in the district carrying the same name, demonstrators marched to the Beyazit district carrying Turkish and East Turkistan flags in Uighur sky blue.

They chanted slogans, including: “East Turkistan is

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