Osh-Irkeshtam-Chinese border road open or closed?

Is the road, border or area open and accessible to foreigners? Is there danger?
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Re: Osh-Irkeshtam-Chinese border road open or closed?

Postby Roman » Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:53 pm

Are there any news about this issue?
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Re: Osh-Irkeshtam-Chinese border road open or closed?

Postby steven » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:49 am

Still blocked. The president called protesters blocking the road for 20 days now infidels.

see http://kg.akipress.org/news:599371 in Russian
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Re: Osh-Irkeshtam-Chinese border road open or closed?

Postby steven » Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:47 am

The situation is getting quite critical now though: no more food, money and already millions of dollars lost. A solution (violent or otherwise) should happen in the next few weeks.

http://eurasianet.org/node/68681
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Re: Osh-Irkeshtam-Chinese border road open or closed?

Postby EarthwormJimbo » Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:56 am

Does anyone know, have there been any updates on the situation yet? Is the blockade still in place?
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Re: Osh-Irkeshtam-Chinese border road open or closed?

Postby steven » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:55 pm

Was blocked yesterday, as I wrote. Still blocked today.
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Re: Osh-Irkeshtam-Chinese border road open or closed?

Postby Roman » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:42 am

Are cyclists still able to cross?
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Re: Osh-Irkeshtam-Chinese border road open or closed?

Postby steven » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:00 am

There have been reports of cyclists coming from China who were able to cross.
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Re: Osh-Irkeshtam-Chinese border road open or closed?

Postby Roman » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:38 am

Does someone (Steven) have access to this article?

http://en.ca-news.org/news:543613/

Heading sounds promising...
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Re: Osh-Irkeshtam-Chinese border road open or closed?

Postby steven » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:19 am

The road is now unblocked, according to news outlets. Stated reason is Ramadan.

Full story in Russian here http://novosti.kg/2014/06/storonniki-ah ... irkeshtam/
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Re: Osh-Irkeshtam-Chinese border road open or closed?

Postby Roman » Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:13 am

I am in Kashgar at the moment and locals say the border is open and running these days.

However bus service has not resumed yet, so the only option is taxi/hitchhike etc.
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