Definition of East turkistan islamic movement
1. Noun. A group of Uighur Muslims fighting Chinese control of Xinjiang; declared by China in 2001 to be terrorists although there is a long history of cycles of insurgency and repression.
Category relationships: Act Of Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorist Act
Generic synonyms: Foreign Terrorist Organization, Fto, Terrorist Group, Terrorist Organization
Geographical relationships: Sinkiang, Xinjiang, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region
Lexicographical Neighbors of East Turkistan Islamic Movement
Literary usage of East turkistan islamic movement
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Human Rights Watch World Report, 2003: Events of 2002 (November 2001 by Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch Staff (2003)
"... the administration's decision to designate the small East Turkistan Islamic Movement as a terrorist organization provided cover for Beijing's repression ..."