Uighur doctor tells ITV News of disturbing testimonies of 'forced abortions and removal of wombs' in China
A beauty salon in an suburb is not the place you would expect to hear some of the gravest accusations against a government.
It is also not where you would expect to meet a woman who, though ashamed, speaks of knowingly taking the lives of babies.
At her request we are not naming the woman, a Uighur doctor, but we are broadcasting her disturbing testimony.
She says that for much of her career she worked for the Chinese government as part of what she describes as its population control plan to curtail the growth of the Uighur population.
She speaks of participating in at least 500 to 600 operations on Uighur women including forced contraception, forced abortion, forced sterilisation and forced removal of wombs.
She told me that on at least one occasion a baby was still moving when it was discarded into the rubbish.
describes what life is like for Uighur's in China
Such testimony is horrific to hear and to read and she knows the gravity of what she is claiming.
The regret she feels now was not present at the time.
Then she believed she was doing her job.
Now, in a gynaecologists chair behind a doctors screen in this Istanbul beauty salon she is trying to right the wrongs of her past.
Turkey is home to around 50,000 Uighurs who fled from China.
Many of the women don’t know what was done to them and need medical help.