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MIKTA’s Next Steps
September 27, 2017
MIKTA’s Next Steps
Its members -- Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia -- have some shared and some divergent interests.
MIKTA’s Next Steps
Where in the World is Abdul Rashid Dostum?
July 18, 2017
Where in the World is Abdul Rashid Dostum?
After being turned away from Mazar-i-Sharif and refusing to land in Kabul, a plane carrying Dostum reportedly landed in Ashgabat.
Where in the World is Abdul Rashid Dostum?
5th Round of Astana Syria Peace Talks End Without Agreement
July 07, 2017
5th Round of Astana Syria Peace Talks End Without Agreement
The de-escalation zones, let alone which country's "military observers" would maintain them, remain under discussion.
5th Round of Astana Syria Peace Talks End Without Agreement
Turkmenistan's Gülenist Crackdown
June 10, 2017
Turkmenistan's Gülenist Crackdown
Ashgabat needs to maintain amenable relations with Ankara.
Turkmenistan's Gülenist Crackdown
Syrian Sides Snub Final Document at Astana Peace Talks
January 25, 2017
Syrian Sides Snub Final Document at Astana Peace Talks
Russia, Turkey and Iran conclude the two-day negotiation with an agreement on jointly monitoring the shaky ceasefire.
Syrian Sides Snub Final Document at Astana Peace Talks
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
A Kyrgyz man was falsely identified as the gunman who killed 39 at an Istanbul nightclub.
Jumping to Conclusions: Erroneous Claims of Kyrgyz Attacker in Istanbul's Reina Club Attack
Russian Ambassador Assassinated in Ankara
December 20, 2016
Russian Ambassador Assassinated in Ankara
The shocking killing of the Russian Ambassador has unclear ramifications.
Russian Ambassador Assassinated in Ankara
Tracing the Quran's Journey
October 25, 2016
Tracing the Quran's Journey
A major exhibit in Washington, D.C., showcases the world's many Qurans.
Tracing the Quran's Journey
With Political Storm Brewing, Kyrgyz President Heads to Moscow Hospital
September 23, 2016
With Political Storm Brewing, Kyrgyz President Heads to Moscow Hospital
Atambayev reportedly experienced heart problems en route to New York and detoured to Turkey. Now he's in Moscow.
With Political Storm Brewing, Kyrgyz President Heads to Moscow Hospital
Nazarbayev the Mediator Sets Sights on Ukraine Crisis
August 18, 2016
Nazarbayev the Mediator Sets Sights on Ukraine Crisis
Crises come and go, but Russia-Kazakhstan remain fast friends.
Nazarbayev the Mediator Sets Sights on Ukraine Crisis
Criminal Gangs Selling Fake Kyrgyz Passports to China's Uyghurs
August 17, 2016
Criminal Gangs Selling Fake Kyrgyz Passports to China's Uyghurs
Local media follow the story of faked travel documents to Osh.
Criminal Gangs Selling Fake Kyrgyz Passports to China's Uyghurs
How Exactly Did Kazakhstan Help Turkish-Russian Rapprochement Along?
August 13, 2016
How Exactly Did Kazakhstan Help Turkish-Russian Rapprochement Along?
More on Kazakh-Russian relations, troubling constitutional changes brewing in Kyrgyzstan, and a beard story; links.
How Exactly Did Kazakhstan Help Turkish-Russian Rapprochement Along?
Russia-Turkey Relations: Back on Track?
August 10, 2016
Russia-Turkey Relations: Back on Track?
Erdogan's first trip abroad following the July 15 coup attempt was to Russia to patch up relations.
Russia-Turkey Relations: Back on Track?
Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev First World Leader to Visit Post-Coup Turkey
August 06, 2016
Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev First World Leader to Visit Post-Coup Turkey
Nazarbayev is the first world leader to pay Turkish President Erdogan a visit following last month's coup attempt.
Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev First World Leader to Visit Post-Coup Turkey
Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Reject Turkish Calls to Close Gülen Schools
August 01, 2016
Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Reject Turkish Calls to Close Gülen Schools
Bishkek usually takes coup threats seriously, but Gülen-linked educational institutions are well-liked.
Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Reject Turkish Calls to Close Gülen Schools
Coup Attempt Clears Way for Turkish-Russian Rapprochement
July 27, 2016
Coup Attempt Clears Way for Turkish-Russian Rapprochement
Turkey has radically revised its position on why a Russian jet was shot down last year, much to Moscow's appreciation.
Coup Attempt Clears Way for Turkish-Russian Rapprochement
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