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Kyrgyz Politician Arrested for Involvement in October Unrest Begins Hunger Strike
July 27, 2021

Kyrgyz Politician Arrested for Involvement in October Unrest Begins Hunger Strike

By Catherine Putz
Jenish Moldokmatov, a harsh critic of President Japarov, is facing charges of orchestrating riots during last October's unrest; the same unrest that saw Japarov rise to power.

Concerns Rise as Kyrgyzstan Enacts New NGO Controls
July 15, 2021

Concerns Rise as Kyrgyzstan Enacts New NGO Controls

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan has added additional reporting requirements for NGOs in the name of financial transparency, but opportunities for misuse concern activists and foreign governments.
Allegations of Torture and Kyrgyz Involvement in Orhan Inandi case
July 14, 2021

Allegations of Torture and Kyrgyz Involvement in Orhan Inandi case

By Catherine Putz
Inandi's lawyer suggests possible Kyrgyz involvement in his client's kidnapping; others suggest Inandi has been tortured.

Kumtor Saga Roils With Additional Arbitration Claims and Scathing Open Letters
July 09, 2021

Kumtor Saga Roils With Additional Arbitration Claims and Scathing Open Letters

By Catherine Putz
The fight for control over Kyrgyzstan's single most valuable asset has devolved into ugly public recriminations.

Abducted From Kyrgyzstan, Educator Orhan Inandi Paraded in Turkey as a ‘Terrorist’
July 06, 2021

Abducted From Kyrgyzstan, Educator Orhan Inandi Paraded in Turkey as a ‘Terrorist’

By Catherine Putz
Turkish President Erdogan, who previously denied knowing anything about Inandi, announced his "capture" by Turkish intelligence.

Back to Normal Diplomacy: Kyrgyz President Visits Tajikistan
July 01, 2021

Back to Normal Diplomacy: Kyrgyz President Visits Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
A return to the pre-April status quo is preferable to continued violence, but a lack of progress on border negotiations isn’t a long-term solution to instability on the border.

Envisioning Central Asia’s Green Recovery 
June 26, 2021

Envisioning Central Asia’s Green Recovery 

By Anna Bjerde
For Central Asia, a green, resilient, and inclusive recovery opens great opportunities for prosperity.
Kyrgyz President Japarov Visits Turkey
June 15, 2021

Kyrgyz President Japarov Visits Turkey

By Catherine Putz
Japarov reportedly asked about the disappearance of Orhan Inandi, but in typical style Erdogan dodged and stressed the need to combat “FETO.”

Kyrgyzstan Reviewing Entry Bans on Rittmann and Rickleton
June 10, 2021

Kyrgyzstan Reviewing Entry Bans on Rittmann and Rickleton

By Catherine Putz
In a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov wrote that he has ordered a review of entry bans imposed on journalist Chris Rickleton and human rights researcher Mihra Rittmann.

Founder of Kyrgyzstan’s Gulen-linked Schools Missing, Kidnapping Suspected
June 04, 2021

Founder of Kyrgyzstan’s Gulen-linked Schools Missing, Kidnapping Suspected

By Catherine Putz
Where is Orhan Inandi?

Canada’s Centerra Says Kyrgyzstan Refusing to Engage Over Kumtor Mine Dispute
June 02, 2021

Canada’s Centerra Says Kyrgyzstan Refusing to Engage Over Kumtor Mine Dispute

By Catherine Putz
Centerra’s Kyrgyz subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States as the company seeks to talk things out with Bishkek.
Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Woes Lead to Wider Bilateral Tensions
May 27, 2021

Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Woes Lead to Wider Bilateral Tensions

By Catherine Putz
A lack of communication bedevils current Kyrgyz-Tajik relations.

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