Welcome to the East Turkistan Government-in-Exile
Established in 2004, the Government in Exile of the Republic of East Turkistan, also known as 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 heart of Asia, is the historical Homeland of the Uyghurs and other Turkic Central Asian peoples. China has effectively occupied East Turkistan since December 22, 1949. With a size of 1.828.418 square kilometers, East Turkistan is a vast land-locked country which neighbors the following 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, East Turkistan’s total population (excluding Chinese forces) is estimated to be over 40 million. Uyghurs make up the majority of the, numbering around 30 million according to some experts, followed by 3 million Kazakhs and 500,000 Kyrgyz and Mongols.
The East Turkistan Issue
China has occupied East Turkistan since late 1949. Since 2014, the Chinese occupation forces have sent millions of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and other Turkic peoples to concentration camps, prisons, and labor camps under the guise of “vocational training” “re-education.” The East Turkistan issue is an issue of illegal occupation, colonization, and genocide. Restoring East Turkistan’s independence is the fundamental goal of East Turkistan’s people.
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General Mahmut Muhiti’s 1938 letter published in Yash Turkistan [Young
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