Turkic World

Turkey moves to deepen China ties

  • Tue, 10/26/2010 - 12:00

With China rising as a world power, Turkey has intensified its efforts to increase dialogue, sending its foreign minister to the Asian nation for a weeklong trip just three weeks after receiving the Chinese prime minister.

Improving economic relations with China is no easy endeavor

  • Mon, 10/18/2010 - 12:00

Knocks resounded on the doors to the houses of Turkish students studying in China in mid July 2009. It was the police. Just checking if they had proper documents.

Kyrgyz election exposes ethnic divide

  • Thu, 10/14/2010 - 12:00

Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia has held its most democratic election to date, but a strong showing by a Kyrgyz nationalist party has underlined the divide between different ethnic groups, which led to serious inter-communal fighting earlier in the year.

Annual Turkish Festival in Washington DC

  • Mon, 10/04/2010 - 12:00

Thousands of Turks and Azerbaijanis, as well as all other Turkish culture lovers, gathered in Washington DC on October 3rd to celebrate the annual Turkish Festival, APA’s Washington DC correspondent reported.

Water becomes commodity

  • Wed, 09/08/2010 - 12:00

Water shortage is becoming one of the biggest problems of the 21st century. Each year the number of countries suffering from the lack of water is increasing.

Among The Greatest Cuisines, Turkish Is A Delight

  • Tue, 08/03/2010 - 12:00

Many in the food world believe the three great cuisines are French, Chinese and Turkish. Weekend Edition food commentator Bonny Wolf has visited all three countries and says she now knows why Turkish cuisine has been designated among the best.

Kyrgyz and Uzbeks Turn Out to Vote for Stability

  • Wed, 06/30/2010 - 12:00

Just weeks after Kyrgyzstan's worst violence in the post-Soviet era, voters turned out in larger-than-expected numbers on June 27 to cast ballots in a constitutional referendum. Many voters said they yearned for a return of stability to Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan unrest gives big powers cause for concern

  • Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:00

The economic, security and strategic interests of Russia, China and the US are increasingly affected by central Asian instability

Kyrgyzstan imposes curfew after clashes kill 23

  • Fri, 06/11/2010 - 12:00

Kyrgyzstan's interim government declared a state of emergency and slapped a curfew on southern parts of the country Friday after ethnic clashes left at least 23 people dead and over 300 wounded.

Kyrgyz opposition says running government, wants election

  • Wed, 04/07/2010 - 12:00

Kyrgyz opposition leader Roza Otunbayeva said on Thursday she had taken over the government after violent protests forced the president of the Central Asian country to flee the capital.