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China treats Uighur kids as 'orphans' after parents seized

Sep. 21, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Every morning, Meripet wakes up to her nightmare: The Chinese government has turned four of her children into orphans, even though she and their father are alive. Meripet and her husband left the kids with their grandmother at home in China when they went to nurse Meripet's sick father in...

China distances children from families to subdue Muslim west

Sep. 20, 2018 10:22 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Chinese government has turned four of Meripet's children into orphans, even though she and her husband are alive. The kids were left with their grandmother when the couple visited Meripet's sick father in Turkey. But when Chinese authorities started locking up thousands of their fellow...