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Krygyzstan News

Kyrgyzstan: The Villages Trapped by Border Discord Click Here to Open in a New Window

At the height of the recent border standoff between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, a crew of journalists from Bishkek-based news website Kloop.kg made the arduous trek to the remote location to find out more.

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Water and Land Issues Dividing Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan Click Here to Open in a New Window

As strangers approached, a trio of soldiers guarding the dirt track leading to the Kasan-sai reservoir emerged warily from the bushes, rifles at the ready.
 
The soldiers were Kyrgyz, and less than a minute’s walk beyond them was the entrance to a village of Uzbek citizens living near the reservoir.
 

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Kyrgyzstan: Atambayev Turns up Heat in Political Row Click Here to Open in a New Window

President Almazbek Atambayev is raising the stakes in his souring confrontation with former allies by calling on the Prosecutor General to investigate fellow members of the interim government that he led in 2010.
 

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Turkey: Effort to Force Closure of Gülen Schools Falling Flat in Eurasia Click Here to Open in a New Window

As part of a wide-ranging clampdown in the aftermath of the failed July coup, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s administration has urged countries in Eurasia to shut down schools associated with the Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen. But outside of Azerbaijan, the call does not seem to be swaying Eurasian governments.
 

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Kyrgyzstan: Nomad Games Looking to Gain Legitimacy Click Here to Open in a New Window
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Imagine if the Olympic Games were held in Genghis Khan’s day – with fields full of galloping archers, competitive birds of prey, horse races and wrestling, and of course, horsemen clashing over a goat carcass. Now add selfie sticks and shuttle buses – and you’ve got what the World Nomad Games were like.
 

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Central Asia: Measuring the Geopolitical Impact of the Bishkek Bombing Click Here to Open in a New Window

While attention in Central Asia in late August was fixated on the looming leadership transition in Uzbekistan, another event with even greater potential to reshape the region occurred in Kyrgyzstan: an apparent suicide bomber attacked the Chinese embassy in Bishkek, killing himself and wounding at least three others.
 

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Kyrgyzstan: Historical Debate Straining Ties with Russia Click Here to Open in a New Window

In the countryside surrounding Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek, lots of towns and villages in valleys have notably Slavic names while Kyrgyz-sounding settlements dot the hills and mountains.
 

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Kyrgyzstan: Startup Bringing Fast Internet Connections to Rural Areas Click Here to Open in a New Window

Where big communications companies have fallen short in spreading the reach of the Internet in Kyrgyzstan, a startup is picking up the slack.
 

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Kyrgyzstan: Antagonism Grows with Turkey Over Gülen Links Click Here to Open in a New Window

The privately run Chingiz Aitmatov Kyrgyz-Turkish Boys High School stands out in its dusty setting in a northern suburb of Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek. Its record of academic achievement, drawing on the philosophy of US-based Islamic educator Fethullah Gülen, easily upstages anything most local public educational establishments can offer.
 

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Kyrgyzstan: Government Continues Circling No. 1 Investor Click Here to Open in a New Window

Kyrgyzstan’s largest investor, mining company Centerra Gold, received a reprieve when a key operating permit was recently renewed. But more drama likely lies ahead.
 

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Suicide Bomber Wounds 3 in Kyrgyzstan Click Here to Open in a New Window
The Foreign Ministry of China has condemned the bombing at the Chinese embassy in Bishkek, and has urged the Kyrgyzstan government to investigate thoroughly.
Suicide Bomber Attacks Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan Click Here to Open in a New Window
Three people were wounded in the assault, which the Central Asian country’s government called “a terrorist act.”
Moscow Warehouse Fire Kills at Least 17 Migrant Workers Click Here to Open in a New Window
Most of the warehouse’s workers were from Kyrgyzstan, and a Kyrgyz representative in Moscow said all of the victims were young women.
Turkey Says Airport Bombers Were From Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Uzbekistan Click Here to Open in a New Window
Officials have blamed the Islamic State for the attack in which dozens were killed, and raids and arrests have been carried out across the country.
Addicts in Kyrgyzstan Fight to Break Heroin’s Grip, Armed With Stones Click Here to Open in a New Window
Rocks have helped men from a conservative culture talk about addiction, making them an integral element in one clinic’s treatment strategy.
Review: Seán Curran Company in a Cross-Cultural Exchange Click Here to Open in a New Window
Mr. Curran’s “Dream’d in a Dream” features music played by the Ustatshakirt Plus ensemble from Kyrgyzstan.
Kazakhstan’s Currency Plunges Click Here to Open in a New Window
Financial analysts say the currencies of Kazakhstan’s neighbors in Central Asia will likely fall, as well.
Kyrgyzstan: 4 Militants Die in Shootout in the Capital Click Here to Open in a New Window
Four militants linked to a terrorist organization have been killed in a shootout in the country’s capital, Bishkek, officials said Thursday.
What We’re Reading Click Here to Open in a New Window
Get recommendations from New York Times reporters and editors, highlighting great stories from around the web. Today, great reads from Nick Bilton, Quentin Hardy and others.
Putinspeak in Kyrgyzstan Click Here to Open in a New Window
Russia tries to expand its influence by exporting its repressive legislation to former Soviet states.





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