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Kyrgyzstan Roiled by Political Unrest

Political chaos, protests and looting continue in Kyrgyzstan after the opposition seizes power and President Askar Akayev leaves the country. Meanwhile, the parliament is working to establish a new government.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.