High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yuniç Xabib Faz lcan ul was a politician, pedagogue, and journalist in East Turkistan, an area now known as the Xinjiang province of western China. HE was an ethnic Tatar, and a Muslim. AFter returning to East Turkistan from Turkey, where he studied, he organized the first Uyghur language gazette in the Ili district of Xinjiang, and was its editor from 1934 to 1944. HE was also the first person to organize a public library in the city of Ghulja (Kuljia). IN the 1940s, he taught at the Tatar school in Ghulja. Yuniç was one of the few leaders of a movement for national independence. HE was also one of the composers of the Declaration of the People's Republic of East Turkistan, the first ethnic Uighur state, albeit one of the earliest satellite states of the USSR.