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Turkey Seeks Extradition of 2 Gulen School Employees From Kyrgyzstan
December 31, 2019

Turkey Seeks Extradition of 2 Gulen School Employees From Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Two employees of the re-named Sapat school network are reportedly in detention. A Bishkek court has stalled their extradition.

In Kyrgyzstan, Erdogan Again Warns of Gulen Network Coup
September 05, 2018

In Kyrgyzstan, Erdogan Again Warns of Gulen Network Coup

By Catherine Putz
Since 2016, Turkey has pressed for Kyrgyzstan to close Gulen-linked schools. So far, Bishkek continues to resist.
Turkish President Erdogan Urges Kyrgyzstan to Join Fight Against Gulen
April 11, 2018

Turkish President Erdogan Urges Kyrgyzstan to Join Fight Against Gulen

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov did not respond directly to Erdogan's urging to deal with Gulen-linked institutions.

Jumping to Conclusions: Erroneous Claims of Kyrgyz Attacker in Istanbul's Reina Club Attack
January 04, 2017

Jumping to Conclusions: Erroneous Claims of Kyrgyz Attacker in Istanbul's Reina Club Attack

By Catherine Putz
A Kyrgyz man was falsely identified as the gunman who killed 39 at an Istanbul nightclub.

Kyrgyzstan: Corrupt, Anarchic – and Stable?
August 16, 2016

Kyrgyzstan: Corrupt, Anarchic – and Stable?

By Christopher Schwartz and Alisher Khamidov
Despite its problems, Kyrgyzstan may be Central Asia's most stable state. Here's why.

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Reject Turkish Calls to Close Gülen Schools
August 01, 2016

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Reject Turkish Calls to Close Gülen Schools

By Catherine Putz
Bishkek usually takes coup threats seriously, but Gülen-linked educational institutions are well-liked.

Turkish Targeting of Gülen Movement Reaches into Central Asia
July 25, 2016

Turkish Targeting of Gülen Movement Reaches into Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Turkey to Kyrgyzstan: "If you do not change the attitude to them, then we will change the attitude to you."
Can Kyrgyzstan Be Turkey’s Backdoor to the EEU?
January 26, 2016

Can Kyrgyzstan Be Turkey’s Backdoor to the EEU?

By Catherine Putz
Russian-Turkish relations remain strained, but Kyrgyzstan sees opportunity.

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