Justin Vela

Data journalism…back in Istanbul Friday…

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Bishkek- The Guardian of London has published a new interactive datablog that breaks down Nato operations in Libya by country. I contributed the Turkey data. Turkey was hesitant about becoming involved in Libyan operations, but eventually agreed to a noncombat role.

While I was in Urumqi, China for a week, the past month has been largely spent in Kyrgyzstan- out along the country’s undefined border with Tajikistan and in the city of Osh, which saw ethnic clashes between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks in June 2010. Right now I am finishing writing the articles from this reporting trip.

Two articles that give a description of Kyrgyz-Turkish relations have already been published by EurasiaNet.org:

Kyrgyzstan: Banking on Turkish Trade 

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Detains Asylum-Seeking Turkish Terror Suspect

I am back in Istanbul Friday morning.

Aksai. Batken Oblast. Southern Kyrgyzstan. May 2011.


Written by Justin Vela

May 23, 2011 at 2:23 am

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