Nury Turkel

Uyghur attorney

Nury Turkel is a U.S.-based Uighur activist and attorney. 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 this 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 committed to promoting human rights and democracy. Turkel serves as a prominent voice for the Uighur people by urging international action against their repression in China, advocating for policies such as sanctions against Chinese government officials who actively participate in the abuse of human rights.