Turkic World

China may turn Kazakhstan into desert

  • Fri, 01/25/2013 - 20:57

Head of the ECOSOS project Bakytzhan Bazarbek said that Kazakhstan could face an ecological disaster in the nearest 10-20 years if it fails to solve the issue of joint use of the Ili and Irtysh rivers with China.

Political scientist: Many gaps to remain in accident on Kazakh border post

  • Mon, 12/03/2012 - 20:43

Many gaps will remain in the story at Arkankergen border post in Kazakhstan, Kazakh political scientist Eduard Poletayev told Trend on Thursday.

Who Killed The Kazakh Border Guards?

  • Mon, 06/04/2012 - 00:00

Fifteen bodies -- 14 of them border guards -- were found on May 30 on the Kazakh-Chinese frontier but there are still no clear answers as to how they died.

In Central Asia, a Soviet Past Recedes as New Influences Fill In

  • Tue, 10/18/2011 - 12:00

Kyrgyzstan's humble and sometimes bumpy progress in recent years has come with investment from Turkey, which is viewed favorably and gratefully here, and from China

Kazakhstan: Forced Returns to Uzbekistan Illegal

  • Fri, 06/10/2011 - 12:00

The Kazakh government has violated international law by forcibly returning at least 28 Uzbeks to Uzbekistan, putting their lives and well-being at risk, Human Rights Watch said today.

As China Invests, Many Kazakhs Say: Not Too Fast

  • Tue, 06/07/2011 - 12:00

This month, NPR is examining the many ways China is expanding its reach in the world — through investments, infrastructure, military power and more.

Kyrgyzstan drafts ethnic development plan

  • Mon, 04/11/2011 - 12:00

To avoid a repeat of last year’s ethnic riots that left more than 400 dead, experts from the Kyrgyz Government, the OSCE, civil society, and ethnic minority groups are drafting a plan to improve multi-ethnic relations.

Kazakh leadership looks beyond staid presidential elections to reform agenda

  • Mon, 04/04/2011 - 12:00

Top government officials in Kazakhstan say a strong victory for the incumbent in Sunday’s presidential elections will reinforce their ambitious reform agenda, despite international criticism of the vote.

Kazakhstan: Astana Wants Kazakhstanis to Speak Kazakh

  • Mon, 11/22/2010 - 11:00

Officials in Kazakhstan are developing a grand plan to get virtually everyone in the Central Asian country speaking Kazakh by 2020. Data from a recent survey, however, suggests that Astana’s goal may be overly ambitious.

Turkey Deepens Strategic Relationship with China

  • Thu, 11/18/2010 - 11:00

The visit by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to Beijing a week ago, follows by a scant three weeks the visit by China’s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to Ankara on 78 October as part of the latter’s European diplomatic tour also including Belgium, Germany, Greece, and Italy in the margin of his participation in an EU-China summit.