16th Anniversary of the East Turkistan Government in Exile

WASHINGTON DC
September 14, 2020

Today, the East Turkistan Government in Exile (ETGE) commemorated its 16th Anniversary.

Proclamation of the East Turkistan Government in Exile on September 14, 2004 -Washington, DC

On September 14, 2004, leaders of the East Turkistan National Congress, East Turkistan National Freedom Center, and other pro Independence East Turkistan organizations from around the world came together to formally establish the East Turkistan Government in Exile.

The East Turkistan Government in Exile was formally established at a conference within the US Capitol Building in Washington DC. The East Turkistan Government in Exile claims its historic date of exile as being December 22, 1949, the day the East Turkistan Republic (1944-1949) was overthrown by the People’s Republic of China.

Over the past 16 years, the ETGE has represented East Turkistan its people’s interests in the international arena and has consistently advocated for the restoration of East Turkistan’s independence.

Today, the East Turkistan Government in Exile (ETGE) has representatives in over 10 countries across the world and is recognized largely by the East Turkistani diaspora community as the official representatives of East Turkistan and its people.