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Confusion, Political Crisis Deepen in Kyrgyzstan

Opposition leaders struggle to establish a legitimate government and restore order to the country after violent protests toppled President Askar Akayev last week. Two competing parliaments vie for control after the ouster. The speed of the overthrow caught even opposition leaders off guard.

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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.