- Cutting-edge tech reveals China’s false claims regarding concentration camps in East Turkistan January 23, 2020
- East Turkistan Exile Government condemns Myanmar for calling East Turkistan ‘inalienable part of China’ January 22, 2020
- Why are Uyghurs Protesting the World Bank? January 13, 2020
- We urge the Asian Development Bank to STOP giving loans to China January 10, 2020
- Voice of East Turkistan – Issue 1 (Nov-Dec 2019) January 9, 2020
- The ETR’s 9-point Declaration-1945 January 5, 2020
Welcome to the East Turkistan Government in Exile
With a history of over 6000 years, the Uyghurs are an ethnically Turkic people living mostly in East Turkistan and Central Asia. The Uyghurs are predominantly secular Muslims practicing a moderate form of Islam. There are an estimated 30 million Uyghurs living in East Turkistan and abroad, though Chinese sources put the number around 12 million.
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, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Tibet and China.
Under decades of Chinese occupation and colonization, East Turkistan and its people are under severe threat of being eradicated as China’s government continues to deliberately carry out genocidal policies designed to eradicate East Turkistan and its peoples. Today over 3 million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Turkic peoples are being held in concentration camps.