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Putin: We Need Caspian Airspace For Military Operations

Joshua Kucera

It's not clear why Berdymukhammedov was bringing this up on behalf of the Kazakhs, but the Kazakh service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty asked the Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry for comment and were told that the MFA was «forbidden by law from discussing this issue openly.»

The disruption of air traffic over the Caspian Sea is a sacrifice necessary for the sake of fighting terrorism, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. Russia's launch of cruise missiles from warships in the Caspian against targets in Syria prompted several airlines, including Kazakhstan's flag carrier Air Astana, to suspend flights over the sea in mid-October. Last week, Russia launched another salvo of missiles from the Caspian to Syria. Putin's recent comments came during a meeting with Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov at a gas conference… >> подробнее

Turkish-Russian Tensions Put Central Asia In A Tough Spot

Bruce Pannier

No one in Central Asia wants trouble with Russia, but at the same time the Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Turkmen, and Uzbeks are Turkic peoples...

Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane on November 24 has put most of the Central Asian states in an extremely awkward position. No one in Central Asia wants trouble with Russia, the former colonial master, but at the same time the Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Turkmen, and Uzbeks are Turkic peoples and in the nearly 25 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ankara has played on cultural and linguistic affinities to successfully develop relations with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry on November 25 released a statement on the downing of the… >> подробнее

Big Projects Go On Despite Bleak Future

Bruce Pannier

The economic crisis is hitting Central Asia hard now. Turkmenistan has not been immune; if anything, the country's dependence on natural gas exports has made it more vulnerable than its Central Asian neighbors.

But one would never know it looking at the number of costly and arguably fruitless projects into which Turkmenistan's government is pouring money. According to the Turkmen government this is still «Altyn Asyr,» the Golden Age, a time of prosperity for Turkmenistan domestically and growing importance for the country internationally. How bad is the economic situation inside Turkmenistan? Why does the government there continue to talk about spending billions of dollars on projects that seem to lead to a dead end? What sort of pressure might Turkmen authorities be facing due to this economic… >> подробнее

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06.11.2015 John Kerry Confronts Human Rights as He Zips Through Central Asia
04.11.2015 Kerry reassures Afghanistan's neighbors, urges against govt crackdowns
03.11.2015 Kerry makes rare visit to rich, odd Turkmenistan
29.10.2015 Homes Wrecked to Make Way for Sporting Venue
29.10.2015 Report: German Energy Company to Pull Out of Turkmenistan
29.10.2015 Leaving Vacant Lots Where People Once Lived
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13.11.2015, 10:54 Pipelines On Agenda As Turkmenistan's President Visits China
09.11.2015, 06:41 Turkmenistan To Begin Construction Of USD 10 Billion Gas Pipeline
04.11.2015, 05:16 Turkmenistan's Latest Folly: Humongous Yurt
02.11.2015, 01:15 Kerry Meets Central Asian Foreign Ministers
30.10.2015, 19:54 Ukrainian, Turkmen Leaders Vow Increased Ties
29.10.2015, 08:31 Kerry Urged To Call For Halt Of Attacks On Central Asia Media
27.10.2015, 08:28 Kerry To Make First Visit To Central Asia
25.10.2015, 09:05 Turkmenistan's Independence Day: Press Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry
24.10.2015, 21:31 Turkmenistan, Japan Sign Deals Worth More Than USD18 Billion
24.10.2015, 21:24 Taliban Chased To Island Between Afghanistan, Turkmenistan
24.10.2015, 08:37 Japan, Turkmenistan sign deals worth over USD18 bln in chemicals, energy
20.10.2015, 09:03 Turkmenistan's Leader Breaks Out in Verse
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