Nury Turkel 

Uyghur activist and attorney

Nury Turkel is a United States-based Uyghur activist and attorney. Born in a prison camp in the Uyghur Region of China, Turkel is a vocal critic of the Chinese systematic oppression of Uyghurs. He is the former president of the Uyghur American Association (UAA), a prominent nonprofit established by Uyghur exiles in the US, and served as the executive director of the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP). He has ardently urged international action against China’s tyranny against the Uyghurs through various forums, including the US Congress in 2019. He is commissioner of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, senior fellow at the Washington-based think-tank the Hudson Institute, and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the first US-educated Uyghur lawyer and the first Uyghur American to hold a political office in the US. In 2020, he was included among Time’s 100 most influential people in the world list.

Nury 's Talks

Related Talks

Qatar's Whistleblowing Migrant Worker

Malcolm Bidali | 2023 OFF in Oslo
14/06/2023

#FreeAlaa

Sanaa Seif | 2023 OFF in Oslo
14/06/2023

Unleashing Hope for Freedom

Hanna Liubakova | 2023 OFF in Oslo
14/06/2023

The Islamic Republic vs. Iran

Nazanin Boniadi | 2023 OFF in Oslo
14/06/2023

Subscribe and listen to ​Nury ’s talks on​

Join Us for the 2024 Oslo Freedom Forum

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.