On Monday, Thai police said, main suspect in August bombing at a Bangkok shrine which left 20 people dead has fled to Turkey, which is clear indication that the blast could be the work of members of China’s ethnic Uighur minority who have sympathizers in the countries like Turkey.
Previously Thai police have said the man, who had a Chinese passport in the name Abudureheman Abudusataer, could be the main accused on the Aug. 17 bombing of the Erawan Shrine. Cops disclosed that he left Thailand on Aug. 16 for Bangladesh, and now it is suspected that he might have gone to China
He departed Dhaka on Aug. 30 for Delhi by Jet Airways,” Prawut said. “From Delhi, he continued his travel to Abu Dhabi, and from Abu Dhabi he traveled on Aug. 31 to Istanbul. This is his final destination. It’s clear.”
This has started the rumors that those behind the attack are Uighurs (pronounced WEE—gurs) from the Chinese area of Xinjiang speculated to have close ties to Turkey. Most of the 12 attack suspects for whom warrants of arrest have been issued are believed to be from Turkey.
Thailand, after weeks of demurring, has suspected that those behind the attack may have been from a group of gang involved in smuggling Uighurs. Few suspect that they may be Islamist extremists or separatists angry that Thailand repatriated more than 100 Uighurs to China in last month.
They revolt of oppression by the Chinese government, while others advocate turning Xinjiang into a separate Uighur region.
Thailand police efforts to recognize the members of the network believed involved in the bombing continued on Sunday when Thia cops in Bangkok raided an apartment that they suspected was linked to a bombing suspect.