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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.

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.
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.”

Turkey’s COVID-19 Diplomacy in Central Asia
August 19, 2020

Turkey’s COVID-19 Diplomacy in Central Asia

By Shahid Hussain
Ankara has deployed heath care diplomacy in Central Asia and the Caucasus in the neverending contest for influence.

How Iran and Turkey Compete in Central Asian Trade
February 25, 2020

How Iran and Turkey Compete in Central Asian Trade

By Omid Rahimi and Ali Heydari
A closer look at how two pivotal players factor into subregional dynamics in this domain.

Afghanistan Plays Turkey's Game, Arrests Teachers Reportedly Linked to Gulen
December 15, 2017

Afghanistan Plays Turkey's Game, Arrests Teachers Reportedly Linked to Gulen

By Catherine Putz
Kabul seems willing to pay the price to play with Ankara, that price being a few Turkish teachers.

Turkmenistan's Gülenist Crackdown
June 10, 2017

Turkmenistan's Gülenist Crackdown

By Catherine Putz
Ashgabat needs to maintain amenable relations with Ankara.
Will Turkey Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Instead of the EU?
November 24, 2016

Will Turkey Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Instead of the EU?

By Lina Wang
Turkish President Erdogan has his eyes set on joining China and Russia's security club.

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."

A Tangled Web: Russia, Turkey and Central Asia
December 04, 2015

A Tangled Web: Russia, Turkey and Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Moscow’s displeasure with Ankara is trickling into Central Asia, but to varying degrees in each capital.

What’s Kazakhstan Role in Calming Russia-Turkey Tensions?
December 01, 2015

What’s Kazakhstan Role in Calming Russia-Turkey Tensions?

By Catherine Putz
Astana increasingly sees itself as a viable interlocutor between Russia and the world.
How Many Tajik ISIS Recruits Were Arrested in Turkey?
July 15, 2015

How Many Tajik ISIS Recruits Were Arrested in Turkey?

By Catherine Putz
A story about 25 Tajik ISIS recruits seems to have became a story about one Tajik ISIS recruit.

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