February 19, 2021

Elections in Kyrgyzstan: More Surprises, Less Hopes

On January 10, 2021, the people of the Kyrgyz Republic selected their sixth president at early presidential elections, which was urgently scheduled after the collapse of the previous government in October last year. According to the Central Election Commission, out of 16 candidates, Sadyr Japarov had won the elections with […]
December 28, 2020

European Union’s Engagement with Kyrgyzstan: A Brief Overview

The European Union (EU) has always been an active actor in the Central Asian region. Since the early independence years, the EU supported the region with its technical assistance (TACIS) and later with its Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI). In 2007, the EU enacted its first Central Asia strategy that defined […]
November 9, 2020

How Russia is Important for Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyzstan is currently experiencing deep political and economic crises. The list of negative factors, in particular the pandemic-induced lockdowns, sharp decline in migrant remittances, and reduction in external demand for its basic exports significantly contributed to the economic decline. The country’s tourism sector, one of the main contributors to its […]
July 20, 2020

Evaluation of the New China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Transport Corridor

While transportation services are experiencing enormous difficulties all over the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, China opened a new transport corridor to Uzbekistan through Kyrgyzstan. On June 5, 2020, the train loaded with cargo containers departed from the city of Lanzhou, the capital of the Gansu province, to the […]
June 22, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on the Kyrgyz Economy

The coronavirus outbreak affected almost the entire world, causing one of the largest economic crises since the Second World War. The leaders of almost all countries of the world, including Kyrgyzstan, are trying to find a balance between protecting public health and maintaining the normal operation of the economy with […]
May 4, 2020

Turkey’s Public Diplomacy Activities in Kyrgyzstan

Public diplomacy methods are becoming increasingly important for states to achieve their goals in line with their foreign policy agendas and strategies. Over the last 10 years, Turkey has also made considerable strides in its international relations, establishing new institutions and restructuring pre-existing ones. In this regard, Turkey’s public diplomacy […]
July 30, 2019

Kyrgyzstan’s Naryn Free Economic Zone: Potential for Cooperation with China

Kyrgyzstan was the first post-Soviet country to enter the World Trade Organization in 1998. Later the country joined Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and China’s Belt and Road Initiative. That broad transparency is also supported by creating five Free Economic Zones (FEZ) in Kyrgyzstan, which mostly seeking to diverse Kyrgyz economy […]
May 6, 2019

Kyrgyzstan’s Regional Politics under Jeenbekov

In the past two years, regional cooperation in Central Asia has been undergoing significant changes due to the transformation of the political establishment in some of the regional countries. Kyrgyzstan, with its special place in the region, the so-called “democratic island” of Central Asia, has also influenced this trend.  Therefore, […]
March 13, 2019

Asya Avrupa No: 38

Değerli Okuyucularımız, Hoca Ahmet Yesevi Üniversitesi’ne bağlı Avrasya Araştırma Enstitüsü olarak üç yılı aşkın süredir çıkarmakta olduğumuz aylık yayınımız Asya Avrupa’nın 38. Sayısı ile karşınızdayız. Asya Avrupa’nın bu sayısı için de yine yoğun, ve ilgi uyandıran bir içerik hazırladığımızı düşünüyoruz. Asya-Pasifik bölgesindeki rekabet ve bu çerçevede ABD-Japonya ortaklığını analiz eden […]
February 22, 2019

Will Anti-Chinese Sentiment Mar Kyrgyzstan-China Relations?

The anti-Chinese sentiment has increased in Kyrgyzstan lately as three rallies protesting China’s policies were held in Bishkek from December 2018 to February 2019. The first one was held on December 20, 2018, near the Chinese Embassy. About 150 participants demanded to release ethnic Kyrgyz people from the so-called re-education […]