Kyrgyzstan's deposed president flies to Kazakhstan

By AP
April 15, 2010 18:23

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

TEYIT, Kyrgyzstan — The deposed president of Kyrgyzstan left the country Thursday for neighboring Kazakhstan, allaying fears of new violence in the Central Asian nation that hosts a key U.S. military base backing the war in Afghanistan.

Kazakhstan, which currently chairs the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, called Bakiyev's move an "important step toward stabilization of situation."

Bakiyev's departure follows the provisional government's warning that he should either quickly leave the country or face a trial.

Bakiyev had said earlier he would be willing to resign if security guarantees were given to him and close relatives. The interim authorities have offered him such guarantees but refused them for his family. Bakiyev's opponents have blamed him and his family for last week's violence but also for widespread corruption.



Bakiyev's departure raised a hope for a quick settlement of the crisis in the impoverished ex-Soviet nation hosting a key U.S. air base at the capital's airport.

The Manas base has resumed full operations, the U.S. Embassy said in a statement Thursday. "Refueling operations continue as usual, and the transit of troops has resumed," the embassy said.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
December 13, 2018
Reported stabbing attack in the Old City

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF