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Kerry To Meet With Central Asian Counterparts

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is set to hold a joint meeting with foreign ministers of five Central Asian states in Washington on August 3, a State Department official says. More

WATCH: In the first-ever visit by a German chancellor to Kyrgyzstan, Angela Merkel praised the country's democracy after talks with President Almazbek Atambaev.

Video Merkel In Kyrgyzstan For 'Historic' Visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has held talks with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev at the start of a two-day visit to the Central Asian country. More

German Chancellor Merkel Makes First Visit To Kyrgyzstan July 13

Chancellor Angela Merkel will pay an official visit to Kyrgyzstan on July 13-14, the German leader’s first visit to the Central Asian nation. More

Azimjan Askarov in 2011

Kyrgyz High Court Orders Retrial Of Uzbek Activist Askarov

The Kyrgyz Supreme Court has overturned a life sentence against activist Azimjon Askarov but ordered a retrial over allegations that the now-65-year-old ethnic Uzbek fomented violence during deadly clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan six years ago. More

WATCH: Kyrgyz Supreme Court Reviews 'Politically Motivated' Conviction

Kyrgyz High Court Begins, Postpones Review Of Uzbek Activist Askarov's Case

Kyrgyzstan’s Supreme Court has begun to review the case of Azimzhan Askarov, a prominent ethnic Uzbek activist serving a life sentence after being convicted of stirring up ethnic hatred. More

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Video Kyrgyz Songwriter-President To Test Pop Waters With Album

The latest foray into pop culture by a sitting head of state has been announced in Central Asia, a region where comfortably ensconced leaders seem eager to showcase their vigor and talent by bursting into song or dancing at public events. More
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Video In Wake Of Blown Coup, Turkey Takes Global Aim At Gulen Movement

As Turkey cracks down hard on perceived enemies like the Gulen movement at home, it also looks set to escalate the controversy over the global Islamic education movement by pressing other countries to follow suit.
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