Welcome to the East Turkistan Government-in-Exile

Established in 2004, 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.


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. With a size of 1.828.418 km2, East Turkistan neighbors ten countries – Mongolia (including South Mongolia), Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Tibet and China.


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 35-40 million. The majority of the population of East Turkistan are Uyghurs who are more than 30 million, along with more than 3 million Kazakhs.


East Turkistan has been occupied by China since 1949. 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. Restoration of East Turkistan's Independence is the outcome desired by East Turkistan's people.

The Voice of East Turkistan

The Voice of East Turkistan, is the official  bi-monthly journal of the East Turkistan Government-in-Exile. It seeks to inform governments across the world, organizations, researchers, and the public masses about the truth regarding the situation in East Turkistan. The Voice of East Turkistan seeks to provide the best information regarding East Turkistan, the activities of the East Turkistan Government-in-Exile and the East Turkistani diaspora.