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Kyrgyzstan Says Uzbek Border Guards Entered Disputed Territory

Kyrgyz authorities say Uzbek border guards have entered disputed territory along their shared border in the southern region of Jalal-Abad. More

Uzbekistan Closes Border With Kyrgyzstan Ahead Of Independence Day

Uzbekistan has temporarily closed its border with Kyrgyzstan ahead of festivities marking the 25th anniversary of the country's independence. More

Kyrgyz Weightlifter, Moldovan Canoeist Fail Drug Tests At Olympics

A Kyrgyz weightlifter has been stripped of his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test, while a Moldovan canoeist has also been suspended from the Olympics for doping, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reports. More

Kyrgyz Officials Detain Islamic Group Members

Kyrgyz officials in the southern region of Osh have detained a group of religious followers for illegally propagating Islamic teaching. More

Commission Calls 1916 Tsarist Mass Killings Of Kyrgyz Genocide

A public commission in Kyrgyzstan has concluded that Tsarist Russia's mass crackdown on an uprising by Kyrgyz in 1916 was genocide. More

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Audio The Gulen Schools In Central Asia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames Fethullah Gulen, a cleric living in self-exile in the United States, for being the mastermind behind the alleged plot to overthrow his government. Turkey has urged other countries to shut their "Gulen schools," including in Central Asia. More

With Kerry Meeting, Washington Seeks New Path In Central Asia

With its involvement in Afghanistan winding down, the United States is attempting to restructure the relationship it has had with Central Asia for the last 15 years -- where for Washington, security had been the priority. More
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Video Failed 1991 Coup Changed U.S. Diplomacy Toward U.S.S.R.

A failed coup in August 1991 by hard-liners in the Soviet government is widely seen as contributing to the dissolution of the Soviet Union by the end of 1991. To mark the 25th anniversary of the so-called August coup, RFE/RL spoke with former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns about Washington's perspective during those heady events.

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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