ETGE Statement on Uzbekistan’s Independence Day

2 September 2020 | Washington, DC

On behalf of East Turkistan and its people, we would like to wish our fellow Turkic state Uzbekistan and its people a Happy Independence Day.

The people of Uzbekistan and the people of East Turkistan have historical cultural, linguistic, and and even blood relations to the the people of East Turkistan. East Turkistan is also home to tens of thousands of Uzbeks, just like Uzbekistan is home to the hundreds of thousands if not millions of Uyghurs.

We kindly urge the government of Uzbekistan to remember its blood ties with the people of East Turkistan when setting its foreign policy agendas. We urge Uzbekistan to support East Turkistan and its people to regain their lost independence and freedom from China.