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Noun: Turkistan Islamic Party
  1. A terrorist group of Islamic militants formed in 1996; opposes Uzbekistan's secular regime and wants to establish an Islamic state in central Asia; is a conduit for drugs from Afghanistan to central Asian countries
    - Islamic Group of Uzbekistan, IMU, Islamic Party of Turkestan
     
  2. 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
    - East Turkistan Islamic Movement, East Turkestan Islamic Movement

Type of: foreign terrorist organisation [Brit], foreign terrorist organization, FTO, terrorist group, terrorist organisation [Brit], terrorist organization

Encyclopedia: Turkistan Islamic Party