East Turkistan Government In Exile

Restoring Freedom and Independence for East Turkistanis

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.

The Location Of East Turkistan
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 km2, East Turkistan neighbors ten countries – Mongolia (including South Mongolia), Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Tibet and China.​
The People Of East Turkistan
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, with some experts estimating it may be as high as 30 million. They are followed by Kazakhs who are estimated to be as high as 3 million, and Kyrgyz and Mongols who number around 500,000.
The East Turkistan Issue
China has occupied East Turkistan since 1949. Since 2014, nearly 8 million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Tatars, and other Turkic peoples have been sent to concentration camps, prisons and slave labor camps under the guise of "vocational training" and "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.

East Turkistan Representations

The East Turkistan Government in Exile has representatives in over a dozen countries worldwide, with official representation offices ( de-facto embassies) in Washington DC, Brussels, and Edmonton.

+1 202 599 2244, Ext: 1
Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm (EST)
Representation in the EU & Belgium
Representation in Canada
+1 780 708 0031
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm (MDT)

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.