Koray Vural snatched while on his way to work. Incident follows grabbing of Orhan Inandi in Kyrgyzstan two years ago. Like Inandi, Vural is linked to Gulen movement that denies Ankara’s claims it plotted coup attempt.
An old friend of the security services and police chiefs has been dragged into a tussle with the newly powerful general prosecutor.
The International Conference on Food Security on 7-8 September is hosting agriculture ministers from 15 nations, deputy ministers from eight countries and senior diplomats from 13 nations.
While in Almaty for a book launch, US political scientist suggests that if Moscow comes out of Ukraine war diminished, the ‘Stans’ will have room to set their own policies without worrying about the Russian response.
Climate change is real, and it calls for action at the global, regional, and national levels. One of its impacts is additional water stress in addition to what many countries experience already. Effective counteraction requires joint action.
An unusual constellation of outside players taking shape.
Extreme sanctions on Russia have dramatically remade global trade flows Russia turns to its friends to act as transit countries for banned goods. And most have cooperated, both because of pressure placed on them by Moscow and the money they can make.
The Russian ruble has fallen by 28.5% in value vs. the US dollar since the start of this year but it has yet to have a big impact on the currencies of the other members of the CIS. But it could do so soon.
Officials say Islamic State responsible for attack that left one dead, but could have resulted in many more fatalities.
Mahmadzohir will theoretically be eligible to run for president in 2027.
Presidents of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan gathered for unprecedented summit, with officials wary of Afghan militants’ unbending stance on water issues at the border.
Tajiks are favoured for their ability to help translate communication with Iranian engineers.
Uzbek figures differ significantly from Beijing’s data.
Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan agree to railway’s route, but securing funding pledges for the multi-billion-dollar project remains a big problem.
Tehran, meanwhile, remains concerned for plight of Persian-speaking minority peoples of neighbouring country under Taliban.
Until a Central Asian president does manage to leave office and peacefully retire, the cycle of lifelong leaders is likely to continue.
Some leaders of Emerging Europe and Central Asia led their countries for decades. bne IntelliNews ranks them by their time in power.
Bloc that includes regional heavyweights China, India and Russia adopts economic development strategy as it admits Iran and prepares to take in Belarus.
Four detained in Tajikistan over abduction of Shuhrat Ismatulloev after fellow suspect shot two dead at Chisinau airport.