Turkic World

Turkish World Cinema Days to Be Held In Istanbul

  • Mon, 02/08/2010 - 11:00

"The 4th Turkish World Cinema Days" will be held in Istanbul from February 15 to 18.

Blogger describes Xinjiang as an 'internet prison'

  • Wed, 02/03/2010 - 11:00

Following the ethnic unrest in Xinjiang in July 2009, internet access in the province has been severely restricted - far more than in other parts of China.

Kazakhs protest against China farmland lease

  • Sun, 01/31/2010 - 11:00

Several hundred people have gathered in the Kazakh city of Almaty to protest against what they call "Chinese expansionism".

Drying of Lake Balkhash threatens southeast Kazakhstan

  • Fri, 01/29/2010 - 11:00

Kazakhstan is already the site of one of the world's worst environmental catastrophes, the drying of the Aral Sea. Now there are fears of a similar disaster at Lake Balkhash in the southeast of the country.

Ethnic Kazakh Writer In China Nominated For Prize In Kazakhstan

  • Fri, 01/29/2010 - 11:00

Kazakhstan's Institute for Cultural Politics and Culture Studies has nominated Qazhyghumar Shabdanuly, an ethnic Kazakh writer in China's Xinjiang Province, for a Kazakh state literature award, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.

Prospect Of Chinese Farmers Brings Controversy To Kazakh Soil

  • Fri, 12/18/2009 - 11:00

Kazakhstan has a unique problem. It's long on land and short on the people to farm it.

Obama to Muslim world: No US war with Islam

  • Mon, 04/06/2009 - 12:00

Declaring the U.S. "is not and never will be at war with Islam," President Barack Obama worked Monday to mend frayed ties with NATO ally Turkey and improve relations with the larger Muslim world.

Kazakh Oil: A War of Nerves

  • Wed, 09/17/2008 - 12:00

On the scorching, scrub-dotted steppe along the east coast of the Caspian Sea, a Chevron (NYSE:CVX - News)-led team is opening up the taps on 50 new wells at the supergiant Tengiz oil field. Fifteen years after snagging rights to the Kazakhstan field, the U.S. oil giant is at last doubling production to 540,000 barrels a day, its largest single source of oil in the world.

From Orkhon Valley to the Nobel Prize: Turkish literature headed for Frankfurt

  • Wed, 06/11/2008 - 12:00

This year's Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's biggest publishing industry gathering, in which Turkey will be featured as the guest of honor, is only a few months away.

Kosova's Independence Sets Precedent

  • Mon, 02/18/2008 - 11:00

As the world’s nations contemplate whether to recognize Kosova’s newly declared independence, many wonder what it will mean for other similar regions, such as Abkhazia, Taiwan, and Northern Cyprus, for international law, and for the definition of self determination in general.