By Alima Bissenova (9/20/2007 issue of the CACI Analyst)
Turkmen schoolchildren banned from cotton harvesting 10 September
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has banned sending schoolchildren to work as cotton pickers. Schoolchildren should not be involved in field harvesting, the Turkmen president said in his speech at a meeting of the Turkmen government that discussed the situation in respect to cotton harvesting. The president's speech has been published by Turkmen newspapers on Monday.
By Alima Bissenova (9/5/2007 issue of the CACI Analyst)
By Alima Bissenova (7/12/2007 issue of the CACI Analyst)
U.S. CHEVRON TO OPEN OFFICE IN TURKMEN CAPITAL 29 June Turkmenistan's official TDH news agency on June 28 reported that the U.
By Alima Bissenova (6/27/2007 issue of the CACI Analyst)
KYRGYZ OPPOSITION SEEKS REFERENDUM ON UNION WITH RUSSIA
The Kyrgyz opposition movement United Front for a Worthy Future for Kyrgyzstan on June 14 formally submitted documents to the Justice Ministry requesting a national referendum to consider a proposal to form a union between Kyrgyzstan and Russia. An unnamed official from the Bishkek headquarters of the Ar-Namys (Dignity) party, which is a part of the United Front, said the documents meet all the legal requirements for a referendum, and added that "we hope that the Justice Ministry will officially register our campaign in the near future in line with the prescribed procedures." The opposition is also seeking Justice Ministry registration of an "initiative group" created specifically to advocate holding the referendum, and requested official state-issued "identification cards" to assist members in collecting signatures throughout the country.
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