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Turkey in Central Asia

Does the Organization of Turkic States Worry China and Russia?

Does the Organization of Turkic States Worry China and Russia?

By Nurettin Akcay
Greater integration among Turkic states may pose a crucial threat to Beijing and Moscow.

To Deepen Relations With Uzbekistan, Turkey Leans on Cultural Appeal

To Deepen Relations With Uzbekistan, Turkey Leans on Cultural Appeal

By Niginakhon Saida
Amid a rapid rapprochement, Ankara has relied on soft power in Uzbekistan by strengthening cultural ties in language and education opportunities. But is it enough?
Turkey’s Growing Influence in Central Asia

Turkey’s Growing Influence in Central Asia

By Genevieve Donnellon-May
Ankara, seeking alternatives to its often tense relations with the West, sees in Central Asia many great opportunities.

Uzbekistan, Turkey Elevate Ties to a ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’

Uzbekistan, Turkey Elevate Ties to a ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’

By Catherine Putz
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is on a two-day visit to Uzbekistan, the latest step in the post-Karimov warming of ties.

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Could Overturn the Strategic Balance in Central Asia, Too

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Could Overturn the Strategic Balance in Central Asia, Too

By Nima Khorrami
Putin’s push for restoring Moscow’s past glories could very well bring about its further demise: not just in Europe but also in Central Asia. 

Allegations of Torture and Kyrgyz Involvement in Orhan Inandi case

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’

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

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

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

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

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

Turkmenistan's Gülenist Crackdown

By Catherine Putz
Ashgabat needs to maintain amenable relations with Ankara.

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