Tielieketi

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Tielieketi (Chinese :铁列克提) or Terekty (Kazakh : Теректi, Russian : Теректы) is located in Yumin County, Xinjiang, China, adjacent to the border with Kazakhstan. The name comes from the Terekty River, an intermittent stream which flows from China to Kazakhstan.

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Tielieketi incident

The Tielieketi military incident between Soviet and Chinese border troops (known in Soviet sources as "the border conflict near Lake Zhalanashkol" (Russian : пограничный конфликт у озера Жаланашколь) occurred on August 13, 1969, during the Sino-Soviet split. The Soviet force eliminated a unit of about 30 Chinese soldiers, capturing four. [1]

Soviet sources allege the August 13 clash between Soviet border guards and a Chinese force happened after persistent violation of the Chinese-Soviet border by Chinese soldiers starting the previous night. According to these sources, the Chinese military unit which took part in the incident was equipped with cameras and a professional video camera. [2]

Consequences

After the Soviet Union dissolved in 1990s, Tielieketi was administered by Kazakhstan[ citation needed ]. In 1999, China and Kazakhstan signed a joint declaration[ citation needed ] to resolve their long-term border issues, and Tielieketi was ceded to China.

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