How a privatized public park revealed epic corruption in Kyrgyzstan

December 3, 2019

Ataturk Park, a point of civic pride in Kyrgyzstan’s capital city of Bishkek, has mysteriously been ending up in private hands.  Now, a year-long investigation has revealed that for years, the Bishkek mayor’s office across succeeding administrations had been illegally parceling out the locally beloved “people’s park” to private individuals, who then fenced it off […]

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