"Many ethnic Uzbeks
request deportation from Turkey to the Republic of Korea, where the total number of Uzbeks
is estimated to be between 20,000 and 30,000," the reports states.
ISLAMABAD -- In a rare diplomatic foray and the strongest sign yet of the Taliban's increasing political presence in the region, the head of the militant group's political office led a delegation to Uzbekistan to meet senior Foreign Ministry officials, Uzbek
and Taliban officials said.
The report also said that "while the authorities claim to be investigating crimes committed during the June violence by both ethnic groups, Human Rights Watch research indicates that the security operations disproportionately targeted ethnic Uzbeks
have blockaded themselves into parts of Osh, afraid of renewed violence.
Kyrgyzstan's central government pledged to help ethnic Uzbeks
vote in a referendum on a new constitution on Sunday, encouraging participation by a minority group that has supported the interim administration, AP reported.
At least 180 have been killed in clashes between Kyrgyz and minority Uzbeks
over the past week.
Thousands of Uzbeks
have fled in panic to the border with Uzbekistan after their homes were torched by mobs of Kyrgyz men.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's national adult boxing team defeated their Uzbek
rivals 4-3 in a rough contest here in Tehran on Monday.
Central Command is disputing reports in Russian and Uzbek
media that the U.S.
In a recent interview with the AFP news agency, Roza Otunbayeva, the president of Kyrgyzstan, admitted that security services in the south of the country were targeting minority Uzbeks
Violence erupted last week between the majority Kyrgyz population and minority ethnic Uzbeks
. Kyrgyzstan's government has accused the country's deposed president of igniting long-standing ethnic tensions by sending gunmen in ski masks to shoot members of both groups.
Kyrgyz security forces have clashed with ethnic Uzbeks
near the southern city of Osh, killing at least two people, officials and human rights groups say.
Doctors and rights activists say that toll is far too low because wounded Uzbeks
are too afraid of the violence to go to hospitals.
The scale of the violence makes it the worst to hit Kyrgyzstan in decades - but tensions between ethnic Uzbeks
and Kyrgyz have long been a problem in and around Osh.
Four days of violent clashes between ethnic Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbeks
in the Osh and Jalal-Abad areas on 10-14 June 2010 left about 470 people dead, thousands injured and hundreds of thousands displaced.