No Escape: Nury Turkel’s new book about Uyghur Genocide

by Anne Kader



Nury Turkel, an Uyghur living in the US, has written a powerful memoir about the Chinese repression of the Uyghur people. Turkel is a co-founder and board chair of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, a commissioner for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, and a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. 


In recent years, China has arbitrarily detained as many as three million Uyghurs in what it calls “re-education camps,” i. e. modern-day concentration camps, Turkel’s book reveals. 


As a human rights attorney and Uyghur activist, Turkel tells his personal story to help explain the urgency and scope of the Uyghur crisis. Born in 1970 in a re-education camp, he was lucky enough to survive and eventually make his way to the US, where he became the first Uyghur to receive an American law degree. 


Turkel recently appeared on Fox Business to discuss his new book.


‘No Escape is what the world needs to read’ Nathan Law, Nobel Peace Prize nominee.


‘Nury Turkel is a giant of our generation … No Escape is required reading for anyone hoping for a better world’ Luke de Pulford, co-founder and director of Arise Foundation and coordinator of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China.


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