Nury Turkel

Nury Turkel

Nury Turkel is a U.S.-based Uighur activist and attorney at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington D.C., where he specializes in discovery and government litigation. Turkel was born in a re-education camp in China’s Xinjiang province, and has been advocating for the rights of the Uighur people in the region. Turkel is the former president of the Uighur American Association (UAA) as well as the former executive director of the Uighur Human Rights Project (UHRP), an organization that is committed to promoting human rights and democracy. Turkel serves as a prominent voice for the Uighur people by urging international action against the repression of the Uighur people, such as international sanctions against Chinese government officials who actively participate in the abuse of human rights. Turkel holds a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, and has been featured in various media outlets such as BBC, Financial Review, and PRI.

Tweets by Nury Turkel

  • RT @rushan614: It’s time for int’l action to end #CCP’s brutal repression of the #Uyghur people. Join us on April 6 in Washington D.C. to a…Mon Mar 18, 4:55pm
  • RT @DinahLeeKung: Thanks @nytimes, but did you forget to include my paid Chinese Communist propaganda insert about the million+- #Uyghur po…Mon Mar 18, 4:54pm
  • RT @SophieHRW: “‘Islam is not the natural faith of the Uighurs and other ethnicities, nor is it their only faith,’ the report said.” 🤨🤨🤨 #CMon Mar 18, 4:34pm

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