Tags : Kyrgyzstan


At least 30 killed as Turkish cargo jet crashes in

PanARMENIAN.Net – A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport on Monday, January 16 killing at least 30 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said, according to Reuters. According to the airport administration, the plane was supposed […]Read More


Suspected Suicide Bomber Attacks Chinese Embassy In Bishkek

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan say a suicide car bomber struck the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek on August 30, killing himself and wounding three Kyrgyz employees of the mission. President Almazbek Atambaev ordered the government to step up counterterrorism measures after what officials called a terrorist attack — a rarity in a Central Asian country that is […]Read More


Kyrgyzstan in War of Words (and Billboards) Over Women’s Clothing

For a brief time, the two provocative banners focussed on women’s clothing in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek faced off, each posing its own rhetorical question. Only one had the support of the Central Asian country’s secular president, and the second banner disappeared shortly after its debut. EurasiaNet.org’s Inside the Cocoon blog reported the appearance of the […]Read More


Merkel In Kyrgyzstan For ‘Historic’ Visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has held talks in Bishkek with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev at the start of a two-day visit to what is widely regarded as Central Asia’s most democratic country. Merkel was met by Atambaev at Manas International Airport in an elaborate ceremony after her arrival late on July 13. In their July […]Read More


Angela Merkel To Visit Kyrgyzstan

Chancellor Angela Merkel will pay an official visit to Kyrgyzstan on July 13-14, the German leader’s first visit to the Central Asian nation, officials in Bishkek say. Merkel will hold talks with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev as well as Kyrgyz parliamentarians and representatives of civil society, the president’s press office said on July 7. Merkel […]Read More


Thailand Royal Family Member Visits Kyrgyzstan

A member of Thailand’s royal family is making a first-ever visit to Kyrgyzstan. The princess of Thailand, Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, arrived in the Central Asian state on April 7. The Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry said Princess Sirindhorn is expected to hold talks with President Almazbek Atambaev and First Lady Raisa Atambaeva. According to the ministry, the […]Read More