Minister’s Misstep Exposes Stress in Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan Ties

University students from Almaty, Kazakhstan, visit a beach on the northern shore of lake Issyk-Kul near the town of Bosteri in July 2014. Kyrgyzstan recently announced it planned to reduce the amount of time citizens of Kazakhstan could spend on its territory without registering from the current 30 days to five days. (Photo: Dean C.K. Cox)

Careless remarks by a minister in Kazakhstan touched off a diplomatic dispute with Kyrgyzstan and are now causing a backlash in his home country too.
 

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Minister’s Misstep Exposes Stress in Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan Ties

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