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- A historical region of west-central Asia extending east from the Caspian Sea into western China and south from the Aral Sea into Afghanistan. It has long been a crossroads for trade and conquest between East and West.
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- proper n. Alternative spelling of Turkestan.
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- n. a historical region of central Asia that was a center for trade between the East and the West
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The regional rebellion referenced is that of Muhammad Ishaq Khan in Turkistan from 1888 to 1890, for which see Faiz Muhammad, vol. III, pp. 575 – 625, with digressions. back
He indicated that Sher Ali ultimately tried unsuccessfully to forge and cash the hundi money orders. 109 Mushka Khan narrated his imprisonment in Turkistan and the confiscation of his property at the beginning of Abd al-Rahman's reign. 110 He claimed to have escaped confinement and fled to Russian Central Asia during a jailhouse revolt prompted by a more widespread rebellion against Abd al-Rahman. 111 After chasing down outstanding debts due to his late father from other Afghan traders in Central Asia, Mushka Khan traveled to Quetta to plead his case to Major James Browne.
Turkistan, which is now called the Xinjiang province of China.
The latest issue of a journal entitled Turkistan al-Muslimah (Muslim Turkistan) was recently published by a jihadi web forum (muslm. net, March 26).
A powerful armed faction, known as the Turkistan group, which lives on the edge of South Waziristan around the town of Jandola, has already backed Zainuddin and currently provides much of his muscle, according to local tribesmen.
A powerful armed faction, known as the Turkistan group, which lives on the edge of South Waziristan, has already joined forces and provides much of Mr Zainuddin's muscle.
He argued for the necessity of prompt and strong British advocacy of the Mithenkote market among the Lohanis by referencing the Russian sponsorship of a competing commercial fair at Nangkishlak on the northern banks of the Oxus river in Turkistan. 57 When considering ways to contact the Lohanis and attach them to the Mithenkote market, Masson specifically referenced Muhin Shah's successful commercial speculations in Central Asia and the Sayyid's roots in the strategic Peshin valley:
-- M.] [Footnote 2513: Great Bucharia is called Turkistan: see Hammer, 2.
An American translator had emigrated from East Turkistan, China, when she was 18.
Beijing blames the violence on militants based overseas, specifically ones from the East Turkistan Islamic Movement who it says trained in militant camps in Pakistan.