Former Kazakh President Nazarbayev denies conflict among elite

Kazakhstan has ended its state of emergency following riots in early January. Kazakh authorities insist order has been restored after weeks of unrest but say counter-terrorism operations are ongoing. Riots began over widespread outrage over rising fuel prices and 227 people died amid escalating violence. Former Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev made a public appearance on Tuesday, his first since the unrest. The former president addressed claims of a rift in the country's leadership.

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