Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from February, 2017
"I do not feel borders, my base is Kyrgyzstan, but I am reporting on Central Asia."
President Ilham Aliyev just made his wife First Vice President. What did your Valentine give you?
"#Media is a natural ally of society. It can show flaws! Never make mistakes already made by your opponents. Support #Rustavi2"
Despite no clear link to actual suicides in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, authorities are dreaming up restrictions.
Pour tea sparingly, wave money at a full moon, burn plenty of pine needles and tell your nightmares to running water.
"If they decide to shoot at any of the cars they can do it without any problem. Their positions are very close."
Move over 'fake news', here come 'fake trailers'.
"Our language and our alphabet is our heritage; it is a treasure that needs to be not only protected but also kept alive and updated."
One blogger, three passports and the intricate international relations of the Caucasus region. This gets pretty complicated.
Turkey has intensified its bid to close schools and universities inspired by the controversial educator since a coup attempt last year.
“I’ll confess that I was only half certain that they would even let us hold the competition.”