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Eurasianet

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Exploring Identities: Kazakhstan's Planned Shift to the Latin Alphabet

"Arguments against the adoption of Latin are inherently grounded in imperial Russian or Soviet ideology."

Pioneering Theatre in Azerbaijan Offers a Stage to Actors with Disabilities

“This is not a social project, it’s not a hobby, we are working professionally.”

Starbucks Opening in Turkmenistan Is Fake News

"At the fake "Starbucks" cafe, a "grande" cappuccino costs 12.50 manats, over twice its average cost in other trendy Ashgabat cafes."

Georgian Women March Against Misogyny and Racism

“I’m not too hopeful that the change will come soon, but we will do our part to push for it.”

From Kazakhstan, A Tale of Famine and Flight

"I was six years old. My uncles, my father’s younger brothers, led me by the hand. We walked by night and slept by day."

Kyrgyzstan Bolsters Protections Against Domestic Violence

"Up until now, in order to get a protection order, women had to prove in court that the domestic violence had occurred."

Georgia's Five-Year-Old Prince Prepares to Reign

"It was a huge event that after two hundred years there was a baby baptized as Prince of Georgia."

With Rhinoplasty on the Rise, Whither the Armenian Nose?

“If the [economic] situation is bad, there are fewer operations; if the situation is good, there are many more operations.”

In Kyrgyzstan, Prosecutors Sue Media for Offending President

"By advising him to sue internet publications, they are really doing him a bad turn."

With Key TV Station Takeover, Is Free Speech in Georgia at Stake?

"We have seen the government slowly but surely moving to usurp the media space, focusing primarily on television."

Meet Kyrgyzstan, a Haven for Central Asian Reporters Amid Love and Strife

"I do not feel borders, my base is Kyrgyzstan, but I am reporting on Central Asia."

Protecting Georgia's Ancient Alphabet in a Digital Age

"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."

In Turkey's Neighbour Georgia, a Gülen School Loses its License

Turkey has intensified its bid to close schools and universities inspired by the controversial educator since a coup attempt last year.

Is Rap Making a Comeback in Uzbekistan?

“I’ll confess that I was only half certain that they would even let us hold the competition.”

All-Woman Brewery Brings Craft Beer to Kyrgyzstan

“They come to us and say, 'We want to see your beer in our restaurant.' We tell them: join the queue.”

Kyrgyz Security Services Declare War on President’s Facebook Critics

“Now many Internet users have a common passion — to get on this list."

In Uzbekistan, a YouTube Video Sparks a Debate about Homophobia

"I do not in any way justify those that beat him, but… I don’t want our people to be tolerant of these kind of sick freaks."

In the Hands of the Azerbaijan Government, Beloved Novel Becomes Nation-Branding Infomercial

"Leyla Aliyeva, daughter of President Ilham Aliyev, was the executive producer of the film, which cost a reported $20 million to make."

Big Fat Tajik Wedding Hides Nest of Central Asian Intrigue

A lavish wedding in Moscow has drawn gasps of envious amazement even from Russians inured to garish displays of wealth.

Turkish Village Preserves “Bird Language” in a Cell-Phone World

“Our purpose is to promote bird language to our country and to the world.”

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