East Turkistan Education and Solidarity Association

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East Turkistan Education and Solidarity Association
Kokbayraq flag.svg
AbbreviationETESA
TypePolitical organisation
HeadquartersIstanbul
Location
Official languages
English
Turkish
Uyghur
Arabic
Websitemaarip.org

The East Turkistan Education and Solidarity Association (ETESA) is a Uyghur separatist organisation based in Istanbul, Turkey.[1][2]

The government of China has accused the group of having ties to the Turkistan Islamic Party (formerly known as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement or ETIM), a claim it denies.[3]

Purpose[edit]

The ETESA states that their purpose is to "educate and bring up Turkistani (Turkic) Muslims" by "meeting their Islamic, social, cultural, spiritual and earthly needs".[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foundation, Jamestown (30 November 2012). "China Claims Uyghur Militants Are Seeking a Syrian Battlefield; Terrorism Monitor Volume: 10 Issue: 22". www.ecoi.net.
  2. ^ "Uighurs suffer from continuous Chinese oppression". DailySabah.
  3. ^ "Exile Group Denies Terror Link". Radio Free Asia. 2 November 2012.
  4. ^ "About US | East Turkistan Educational and Solidarity Association". maarip.org.