Vanderbilt hosts Uyghur Human Rights Project Chair Nury Turkel

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February 23, 2023 | The Vanderbilt Hustler | By Adam Hosein and Imaad Muwahid

Vanderbilt hosted Commissioner Nury Turkel, the first American-educated Uyghur lawyer who serves as the chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom and chair of the Uyghur Human Rights Project. Turkel discussed the Uyghur minority, a mostly Muslim demographic who live in the Xinjiang region of China and face religious persecution, followed by a Q&A with audience members.

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