Nury Turkel Books & Biography
Nury Turkel is a lawyer and Uyghur rights advocate. Turkel is currently a Washington, DC–based attorney and chairman of the board for the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), which he cofounded in 2003. He is currently serving as vice chair for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). He also served as the president of the Uyghur American Association, where he led efforts to obtain the release of a Uyghur prisoner of conscience, Ms. Rebiya Kadeer.