Sooronbai Jeenbekov

Kyrgyz president resigns after unrest

Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned on Thursday after days of unrest following a disputed election, saying he wanted to prevent clashes between security forces and protesters who have demanded his removal from office. In a …

New head of Kyrgyz parliament resigns

Speaker of the Kyrgyz parliament from the Bir Bol (Unity) party, Myktybek Abdyldaev, who was elected four days ago, resigned during an extraordinary parliamentary session. Personnel appointments in the country have continued since …

Tokayev congratulates Jeenbekov on his birthday

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev congratulated his Kyrgyz counterpart Sooronbay Jeenbekov on his birthday, the Akorda press service reports. Tokayev wished his colleague further success in his activities for the benefit of …

Baku hosts 7th Turkic Council Summit

The 7th summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council) is kicking off today in Baku. The summit will be held with the participation of leaders of Turkic-speaking states - President of Azerbaijan …

Power Struggle in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan has long been seen as an island of stability in Central Asia. Now, a power struggle between former president Atambayev and current president Sheenbekov has ensued. Both accuse each other's camp of nepotism as well as corruption …