The Uygur: Friendless in the Turkic World?

Written by Stephen Sullivan

The Uygur people of Xinjiang China are in really a very unenviable position.

They do not wear saffron robes and are not Buddhists (or at least not any more) so they do not attractrepparttar attention ofrepparttar 124218 Richard Gere's of this world asrepparttar 124219 Tibetans do. Somehow after "9/11" being Muslim does not elicit a lot of world sympathy.

They live under a regime whose censorship laws are so harsh that you could be imprisoned ( and possibly worse) for handing out leaflets that are anyway negative ofrepparttar 124220 state. So, they can not effectively getrepparttar 124221 message of their plight torepparttar 124222 outside world.

They live in a country that is onrepparttar 124223 verge of an economic boom which has allrepparttar 124224 capitalists "free" nations aroundrepparttar 124225 world almost salivating to get a part ofrepparttar 124226 bone and who are willing to bury any scruples or ignore any "minor issues" of human right abuses to do so.

Butrepparttar 124227 Uygur are a Turkic people and until fairly recently that meant something important to them. They had a worldwide brotherhood of "kinsmen" stretching fromrepparttar 124228 Central Asian plateaus through torepparttar 124229 Caucuses and to Turkey. Among these "brothers" they sought solace, moral support and inspiration. In many instances their lives where saved by being able to step overrepparttar 124230 borders of Xinjiang intorepparttar 124231 neighbouring Turkic nations. Generations of Uygur intelligentsia have looked to Turkey for inspiration as leaders and supporters.

However, as recent new articles attest, this is no longerrepparttar 124232 case. Where, once they sought and received a shoulder, nowrepparttar 124233 Uygur may face a fist. Where once they may have sought sanctuary more than likely now they will be marched back torepparttar 124234 borders and forcibly repatriated no matter what their possible fate. Where once in Turkey they had parks named after their nationalist leaders nowrepparttar 124235 Uygur organisations in diaspora are refusedrepparttar 124236 right to hold peaceful international meetings.

This then isrepparttar 124237 reality of Central Asian and Turkish politics today where "brothers" can be ignored.

Is it becauserepparttar 124238 Uygurs are international terrorists? Do they pose a threat to regional peace and safety? No, it is no more than a desire by these nations to curry favour withrepparttar 124239 Chinese.

7 Steps To Writing Articles That People Just Have To Read

Written by Charles Kangethe

7 Steps To Writing Articles That People Just Have To Read

(c) Copyright 2004 Charles Kangethe

This may come as a surprise... to you, but writing articles that get published is an art anyone can learn.

For many Internet Marketers getting publicity andrepparttar traffic it brings is second only in importance to making sales.

Writing articles, press releases, and advertising copy is a sure fire way to get publicity, but for many people, writing is a chore best avoided if possible.

Learning how to write is as simple as putting this seven step repeatable method into action.

Step #1 - Define Your Topic and Set Goals.

Good writers start by clearly defining what they want to write about.

Start by focussing your mind onrepparttar 124217 topic and broad message you want to communicate.

The topic can be one you are an expert on, something you have an interest in, or even something about which you intend to do some research.

The important thing is, be clear onrepparttar 124218 topic you intend to write about.

Next, with topic and subject firmly in mind, define your goals.

Decide onrepparttar 124219 writing format you want to put together.

For instance, writing these types of articles results in different output even though you may be writing aboutrepparttar 124220 same content.

* A report * A "How To" style article * A Press release * Ad copy (display v classified) * An e-Book

Setting goals focuses your mind on how best to present your written material. It forces you to set standards by which you can measurerepparttar 124221 quality of your work.

Step #2 - Research and Order Your Material

Depending on your knowledge about your topic, research can be a completely new study ofrepparttar 124222 subject matter or it can be an organisation of your knowledge, thoughts and opinions into a logical sequence or order.

Depending on content and subject matter,repparttar 124223 Internet is probably all you need for most research purposes.

For more complex content you have to use other sources such as

* Libraries, * Interviews with experts * Public and private archives.

Make notes during your research, and cataloguerepparttar 124224 content into structured order as you find it.

Step #3 - Write Mode

The objective in this step is to put all your material onto repparttar 124225 page without stopping to edit, format or in any other way manipulaterepparttar 124226 writing.

This is a pure "Brain Dump", a non critical outpouring of your material ontorepparttar 124227 page.

For short articlesrepparttar 124228 "Brain Dump" can happen in one sitting. For longer articles, break downrepparttar 124229 material into manageable chapters or sections which you can then process usingrepparttar 124230 write, edit and polish method.

This is perhapsrepparttar 124231 most difficult step to perform because we constantly try to improve things as we write. However, going back and forth as you write interrupts your creative flow and makesrepparttar 124232 whole process more difficult.

Such improvements come inrepparttar 124233 next two steps. For now concentrate on gettingrepparttar 124234 content out.

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