Mahmoud Tohti Emin, an eyewitness to the Chinese invasion of East Turkistan in 1949, said that the Chinese, who had been in their country for three years on the pretext of “sorting things out”, had not returned for 73 years and were being exploited. Underground and underground resources in their country. Emin said, ‘I also know the songs of that time. The Chinese came singing a communist song called ‘Big Eight Principles’. The song is, ‘I will repay what I borrowed. It included the line, “We will make up for the loss.” It was pure deception and Chinese snare. Used phrases.
Nizametin Askin – Istanbul
East Turkestan, formerly ruled by an Islamic administration, has been bloody for 73 years since it was occupied by the Communist Chinese administration in 1949. The Chinese, who went to East Turkestan to sort out their so-called issues and help them develop, were under severe pressure, especially during the reign of Mao Zedong, and the people were treated and worked as slaves in their own country. In difficult situations. Mahmoud Tohti Emin, 61, who witnessed the occupation of East Turkestan and has not heard from 37 members of his family at the moment, told Ilkha Reporter about the events of that day and the current process. “I remember the Communists occupying our homeland, East Turkestan, in 1949. I know how they came to be and how they ruled. In fact, we had a government then. As far as I know, Kashgar has a local government,” Emin said. We had an excellent government, such as captains, corporals, judges and muftis. The Chinese came and said, ‘We have come to regulate your affairs and to assist you in the development of your government. We will be back in 3 years. ‘ But they have not returned for 73 years. I even know the songs of that time. The Chinese said, “They came to sing a communist song called ‘Big 8 Principle’. The song was included. The lines” We will repay what we borrowed. We will pay for the damage we have done. “It was a complete deception and a trap for the Chinese. “Even if the letter reveals that his relatives were abroad, they will be exposed and punished,” he said.
“Even when my father was very rich, I had to farm because of discriminatory policies.”
Emin said, “My father was very rich and had a lot of money. He had land, fields, cattle, a lot of resources. He always told me to study and in fact he taught me. I studied in a madrasa. 10 years. Then came. The Chinese Communist Party. My father was discriminated against. He did not give us a job because he was rich. So I was forced to work as a farmer. ” He said.
“They have destroyed our students and intellectuals and left us without science.”
Emin said that when the Chinese came, they said they would support them for their development, but they were deceived. “They disclosed all their contexts for the purpose of ‘teaching jobs’. Later, they were all annihilated on the pretext of nationalism and separatism. Gone. ” He said.
“Violence has taken place in East Turkistan, with the idea of Marxism and Leninism going on.”
Emin said that under the name of ‘land reform’ in 1951, during the Vietnam War, which began in 1952, he established cooperatives on some state lands and confiscated grain and food in exchange for human sweat. Then Mao Zedong died in 1979 and replaced Deng Xiaoping. The people have got some rights. There was some independence from the 1980s to the 2010s. We can get religious education, though not on a large scale. Ownership of our property was restored. We had it before. No rights. Even if you have a pen, it belongs to the state, not to you. “The state is said to have met all its demands in return for its work. I have seen them. They have arrested academics and scholars. “They did, they killed some of them. It was a total atrocity.”
“They want to erase East Turkistan completely from history.”
He was quoted as saying by BBC reporters that his son, Abdul Ghaffar, who had just been admitted to the infiltrating police zone and whose only crime was taking Islamic teachings, had been arrested. Jailed year after year. I heard it when I returned to my hometown in 2017. I found out that he had been imprisoned and jailed for years. One of my grandsons was sentenced to 5 years. What if not genocide? Because East Turkistan has a lot of resources. Oil, coal, gold, uranium, arable land. We own these resources. They want to erase East Turkistan completely from history. It does not promote robbery and looting. Because they are afraid to remind themselves that Uyghurs are in fact an independent country and a nation of free will. It is destroying our intellectuals. Then it is destroying the youth. Because the youth. People have destroyed the intellectuals of that time. Listen. They have learned from the priests. They were aware, they knew everything. They wanted to stop them because they knew they would rise up against the regime.
“We never paid, we will never subscribe”
“Islam came to East Turkistan before Turkey. From Karakhanid to the Seljuk period, the people were Muslims. According to Konehi’s list, more than 2,000 people were arrested in the village where I live. The population is around 10,000. “Their main goal is to completely dominate Turkestan. We have never bowed down, we will never bow down. They will not be able to destroy us. They are dreaming. We have won. The Battle of Talas, the Battle of Gallipoli and all the battles of history.” Says
“We demand justice and rights.”
Reminiscing that the United States had supported East Turkestan because of the “China trade war” and had always invested in China before, Emin said, “The Cold War paved the way for increasing oppression. China took this opportunity to exploit East Turkestan and become economically stronger. Now he wants to dominate the world, but it is not possible. Because China is an oppressor and no one loves the oppressor. Allah does not like oppressors. We are not oppressed. We demand justice and rights. Their way. East Turkistan is our right. This is our land. This is our land. We have rights. We have the right to regain our freedom, our government. However, the Chinese say that it is an integral part of our land. They call us separatists, they call us terrorists. They discriminate because they are fundamentalists, extremists. The real separatist is China. ” He said.
Who is Mahmut Tohti Emin?
It is speculated that he was born in 1941, although it is not certain that he was born in the village of Lenjar in the Sulukishlak district of the Kasgar province of East Turkestan, in the village of Lenjar in the Kohihir (Eskisehir) district. Emin, who remembers the Chinese invasion of East Turkistan very well and was a living witness to what happened in 1949, gave birth to five children from her marriage while in East Turkistan. With farming in his hometown, Tohti came to Turkey in 1991 and started working in a hospital and then obtained Turkish citizenship. Since 2017, Tohti has not heard from her family about her 5 children, 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren (37 in total). Tohti, who recently saw pictures of her 4 children in a document leaked to the press from a concentration camp, first heard it indirectly from her children. (Primary)