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Tensions High in Kyrgyzstan Following Ouster

Kyrgyzstan's toppled president, Askar Akayev, says he is prepared to return to the Central Asian nation and resign, if his safety is guaranteed. Last week's revolt has left the capital in confusion and uncertainty.

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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.