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OSCE Head In Kyrgyzstan For Crisis Talks

Marc Perrin de Brichambaut (file photo) (OSCE) Bishkek, April 21, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- The secretary-general of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is in Kyrgyzstan for discussions on the current political situation in the country, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reported.

Ambassador Marc Perrin de Brichambaut today held talks with parliament speaker Marat Sultanov, and is due to meet representatives of nongovernmental organizations.

Meanwhile, OSCE Chairman in Office Miguel Angel Moratinos called for calm in Kyrgyzstan, and urged dialogue to resolve the current political crisis in the country.

Turmoil In Kyrgyzstan

Turmoil In Kyrgyzstan

Opposition protests in Bishkek on April 11 (TASS)

TAKING TO THE STREETS. Edil Baisalov, president of the largest grassroots network in Kyrgyzstan, discussed the political turmoil in Kyrgyzstan at an RFE/RL briefing in Washington. He addressed the question of whether the unrest is a healthy democratic process or a bid to derail the country's fragile democratic transition.


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