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Nury Turkel

Nury Turkel

Keynote Speaker: Commissioner at US Commission on International Religious Freedom

Nury Turkel Biography

Nury Turkel is the first U.S.-educated Uyghur-American lawyer, foreign policy expert, and human rights advocate. He was born in a re-education camp at the height of China’s tumultuous Cultural Revolution and spent the first several months of his life in detention with his mother. He came to the United States in 1995 as a student and was later granted asylum by the U.S. government.

In May 2020, Turkel was appointed as a Commissioner to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Turkel is a respected opinion leader and a foreign policy expert primarily focusing on diplomatic, economic, and national security issues involving China, Central Asia, and Turkey. He is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

In addition to his law practice and foreign policy work, Turkel has worked on human rights advocacy for more than two decades. He serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), which he co-founded in 2003. Previously, he served as the president of the Uyghur American Association, where he led efforts to raise the profile of the Uyghur people in the United States, including organizing and leading the campaign that achieved the March 2005 release of a renowned Uyghur prisoner of conscience, Ms. Rebiya Kadeer. Since 2011, he has successfully represented a substantial number of Uyghur political refugees with their asylum applications in the United States.

In addition to his advocacy work in the United States, Turkel has engaged in policy and legislative advocacy in the European Union and the Australian Parliament. He serves as a legal and policy adviser to the past and present presidents of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), an organization that serves as an umbrella organization for the Uyghur community and advocacy groups promoting universal human rights. Turkel successfully represented Dolkun Isa, WUC’s current president, to restore his travel privileges to the United States. He has also assisted Uyghur refugees in the United States, Europe, and Turkey.

He has testified before Congress, including most recently before the Congressional-Executive Commission of China in October 2019, speaking about Uyghur internment camps, and advocating a legislative response to China’s atrocities. Many of his recommendations have been incorporated into U.S. laws and pending bills relating to Uyghurs and China in Congress, including the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020.

In September 2020, Turkel was named one of the TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World; and in May 2021, he was named on Fortune's List of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders.

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Nury Turkel Videos

Nury Turkel at the 2020 Geneva Summit for Human Rights
The Uyghur Crisis: China's Cultural Genocide | Nury Turkel |

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How much does it cost to book Nury Turkel?

Booking fees for Nury Turkel, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nury Turkel, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Nury Turkel?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nury Turkel for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nury Turkel for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nury Turkel or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nury Turkel or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Nury Turkel is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Political, Social Issues and Faith & Religion. The estimated speaking fee range to book Nury Turkel for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Nury Turkel generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Benjamin Crump, Laura Ling and Justin Hansford. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nury Turkel for an upcoming event.

Nury Turkel Videos

Nury Turkel at the 2020 Geneva Summit for Human Rights
The Uyghur Crisis: China's Cultural Genocide | Nury Turkel |

Nury Turkel News

How to book Nury Turkel?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Nury Turkel for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Nury Turkel, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Nury Turkel or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Nury Turkel?

Booking fees for Nury Turkel, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nury Turkel, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Nury Turkel?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nury Turkel for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nury Turkel for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nury Turkel or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nury Turkel or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Nury Turkel is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Political, Social Issues and Faith & Religion. The estimated speaking fee range to book Nury Turkel for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Nury Turkel generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Benjamin Crump, Laura Ling and Justin Hansford. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nury Turkel for an upcoming event.

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