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Kyrgyzstan Names Interim Leader

Opposition groups in Kyrgyzstan reach a political compromise as they struggle to restore order after the ouster of the government last week. Opposition leader Kurmanbek Bakiyev is named interim prime minister, but he says he will recognize the parliament chosen by recent elections -- which protesters charge were unfair.

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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.