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Welcome to the East Turkistan Government-in-Exile

The East Turkistan Government in Exile (ETGE) is the democratically elected official body representing the interests of East Turkistan and its people. The ETGE seeks to restore East Turkistan’s independence as a democratic, secular pluralistic, Republic that guarantees human rights and freedom for all.

LOCATION OF EAST TURKISTAN

East Turkistan, located in the  very center of Asia, is the historical Homeland of the Uyghurs and other Turkic Central Asian peoples. East Turkistan has effectively been occupied by China since December 22, 1949. East Turkistan neighbors nine countries – Mongolia (including South Mongolia), Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Tibet (and China if not including all of traditional Tibet).

EAST TURKISTAN'S PEOPLE

For over 6,000 years East Turkistan has been home to ethnically Turkic peoples including Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Tatars and others. Although Chinese sources state 25 million, the total population of East Turkistan (excluding Chinese forces) is estimated to be around 35 million. The majority of the population of East Turkistan are Uyghurs who are more than 30 million, along with more than 3 million Kazakhs.

THE EAST TURKISTAN ISSUE

Since December 22, 1949, East Turkistan has been occupied and colonized by China. Today, over 3 million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Tatars and other Turkic peoples have been locked up in Concentration Camps with millions more in prisons and slave labor camps. The East Turkistan issue is an issue of illegal occupation, colonization, and genocide. The restoratiion of East Turkistan's independence is the outcome desired by East Turkistan's people.