About the East Turkistan Government in Exile

The East Turkistan Government-in-Exile is the democratically elected official body representing East Turkistan and its people.

On September 14, 2004, the government was established in Washington, DC, by prominent Uyghur and other East Turkistani independence leaders from across the East Turkistani / Uyghur diaspora.

The East Turkistan Government in Exile is a democratic body with a representative Parliament. The primary leaders — President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Speaker (Chair) of Parliament, and Deputy Speaker (Chair) of Parliament — are democratically elected by the Parliament members from all over the East Turkistani diaspora in the General Assembly.

The Prime Minister forms the Government’s Cabinet with the President, the Speaker (Chair), and Deputy Speaker (Chair) of the Parliament’s approval. The Members of Parliament are elected by the diaspora community in their respective host nations. Elections occur every four years, and all members of the Parliament serve a four-year term and can be re-elected.

The East Turkistan Government in Exile has close contacts and working relations with most East Turkistan and Uyghur organizations across the world that peacefully promote restoring independence, human rights, religious freedom, and democracy for East Turkistan and all of its people.

GOVERNMENT POLICY STATEMENT

  • The overall mission of the East Turkistan Government in Exile is to end China’s occupation and colonization of our Homeland and restore the independence of East Turkistan as a secular, pluralistic, and democratic Republic that guarantees Human Rights and Freedom for all.
  • The East Turkistan Government in Exile intends to use all available resources to engage in diplomacy, as allowed under international law, to advance the interests of East Turkistan and its people.
  • The East Turkistan Government in Exile opposes terrorism in all forms, including state terrorism perpetrated by China and its forces against East Turkistan and its people.
  • The East Turkistan Government in Exile seeks to develop friendly relations with all governments, organizations, and individuals sympathetic to the plight of East Turkistan and its people.
  • The East Turkistan Government in Exile seeks to develop friendly relations with those governments, organizations, and individuals who actively support East Turkistan and its people.
  • The East Turkistan Government in Exile calls on all governments, organizations, and leaders to recognize China’s atrocities as genocide and recognize East Turkistan as an Occupied Country.
  • The East Turkistan Government in Exile is not affiliated with, nor is it in contact with any militant, jihadist, or any other groups and organizations involved in violent conflict in any part of the world.
  • The East Turkistan Government in Exile does not view any country, government, or people, other than the government of China and its forces, as hostile to and (or) enemies of East Turkistan and its people.