China warned its citizens travelling in Turkey to be careful of anti-Beijing protests, warning them that some Chinese tourists have recently been"attacked and disturbed".
The notice, posted on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website on Sunday, said that there have recently been "multiple"demonstrations in Turkey targeting the Chinese government. "Absolutely do not get close to or film the protests, and minimise to the greatest extent outside activities on one's own," the notice said.
The notice gave no details regarding the protests, but comes after Turkey's government expressed concern about reports that Muslim Uighur people in China's far western region of Xinjiang had been banned from worship and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
Turkey also vowed on Friday to keep its doors open to ethnic Uighur migrants fleeing persecution in China, a stance likely to exacerbate Ankara's row with Beijing over its treatment of the Turkic-language speaking minority.