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Turkey demands China close camps after reports of musician's death

 

chinacheckTurkey has called on China to close its detention camps following the reported death of a renowned musician from the ethnic Uighur minority.

World Trade Center building to appear in Astana

worldtradecenterThe President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has held talks with Rolf Draak, member of the Board of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), and Mehran Eftekhar, Finance and Corporate Services Director at Nest Investments Holdings, Trend reports referring to the press service of the Kazakh president.

Kazakh leader's grandson complains he is passportless after stint in ‘private Russian jail’

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Screenshot of Aisultan Nazarbayev's Facebook account. The man kissing a young Aisultan in the cover photo is Kazakhstan's de facto leader-for-life, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The cone of silence around China’s Muslim ‘gulags’

seenoevilIt’s unclear how many people are living in some sort of detention in Xinjiang, the restive region in China’s far west.

Bar Brawl Death Touches Off Caustic Ethnic Tension Debate in Kazakhstan

mankilledThe facts of the initial fight, in which a young man was killed, have been entirely eclipsed by the politics of nationalism.

Easy as ABC? Not in Kazakhstan

kzflagdpMontrealers and out-of-province students alike may marvel at the complex linguistic politics of Quebec – but the daily difficulties of “Bonjour-Hi” are insignificant to many Kazakhs, who will have to learn an entirely new alphabet in the coming years.

Kazakhstan: Latest Nazarbayev biopic leads a path to sleep

muratakhmanovThe movie is a forgettable addition to the presidential cult of personality.

How the US Should Respond to China’s Belt and Road

oficialwhitehousA focus on promoting transparency and fighting corruption rather than China-bashing will be more successful in the long run.

Report says hackers detected online protest-sniffing software in Kazakhstan

digitalrevolutionReport says hackers detected online protest-sniffing software in Kazakhstan

As jihadi trial ends, Kazakhstan blurs lines between opposition and extremism

djikhadkzThree men received prison sentences of between seven and eight years.

Analysis: Central Asian countries need to remain focused on reforms despite new security threats

Analysis: Central Asian countries need to remain focused on reforms despite new security threats

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Russia seeks to accelerate old Soviet state union

Russia seeks to accelerate old Soviet state union

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Kazakhstan: Crackdown on Government Critics

Kazakhstan: Crackdown on Government Critics

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