Statement on Appointment – East Turkistan Government in Exile
Today, Prime Minister Salih Hudayar has appointed, with the approval of the East Turkistan Government in Exile’s Executive Council, Mr. Adam Turan as the East Turkistan Government in Exile’s Ambassador to Australia. Mr. Turan will assume his new role on Monday, August 10, 2020.
Adam Turan’s Biography and Credentials
Adam Turan was born to a Uyghur family in Kashgar, East Turkistan. He finished high school in Kashgar and continued his higher education in Urumchi. He came to Australia in 2011 and studied International Relations and Diplomacy at the University of Adelaide and holds a Bachelors Degree. Mr. Turan is currently pursuing a Masters/Honours in Government and International Relations at the Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia.
Mr. Turan has played an active role in the East Turkistan cause since his arrival to Australia in 2011. In 2016, he was elected as the General Secretary of the East Turkistan Australian Association (ETAA). He recently resigned from his position at the ETAA in May 2020. In 2018, Mr. Turan founded the People of East Turkistan (POET), a youth social group dedicated to spreading awareness about East Turkistan. He is currently serving as the Chairman of POET.
Mr. Turan speaks Uyghur, English, Turkish and Chinese. He is married and lives with his family in Australia.