UPDATE 1-China rejects genocide charge in Xinjiang, says door open to U.N.


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(Recasts, adds speech by Turkish foreign minister in new 9thpara) By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Feb 22 (Reuters) - China on Monday rejected"slanderous attacks" about conditions for Muslim Uighurs livingin Xinjiang, as European powers and Turkey voiced concerns andcalled for U.N. access to the remote western region.Activists and U.N. rights experts have said that at least 1million Muslims are detained in camps in Xinjiang. China deniesabuses and says its camps provide vocational training and areneeded to fight extremism. Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the U.N. Human Rights Councilthat it was taking counter-terrorism measures in accordance withthe law and that Xinjiang enjoyed...