Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Uighur life in exile.

I am not the slightest fan of the Turkish strongman who is trying desperately to subvert what is left of the Republic of Turkey, but at least he is doing the right thing by taking in Uighur refugees from China. 

This essay offers a snapshot of a refugee neighborhood in Istanbul and the efforts to preserve the memories and folkways of a battered people. Preservation of culture is an act of resistance, as the experience of Iron Curtain Eastern Europe demonstrates. 

And said preservation can lead to a national resurrection, as that same experience also demonstrates.


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