Additional security forces deployed to the region have started withdrawing with order restored after massive protests.
The state prosecutor said that at least 18 people were killed and 243 others wounded during last week's unrest in the autonomous Karakalpakstan region after protests erupted over planned constitutional changes affecting the territory's status.
Uzbekistan has decreed a month-long state of emergency in the region where a large protest erupted over proposed changes to the constitution that would have weakened the region's autonomous status.
The measure was being taken to "ensure the safety of citizens, protect their rights and freedoms (and) restore law and order" in the territory, presidency said in a statement.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Türkiye was the first country to recognise Uzbekistan’s independence as he spoke at length about their strong bilateral relationship.
Incumbent leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev wins his second term in office with a crushing 80.1 percent of votes, Central Election Commission has announced.
Pro-reform President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who took power in late 2016, is expected to secure a second term.
Through Central Asian countries, Beijing is fast realising its dream of connecting nations from Pakistan to Poland to China and reviving the ancient Great Silk Road, outpacing both the US and Russia.
The election is the first in the nation of 33 million since Mirziyoyev took power in late 2016 following the death of strongman Islam Karimov, who had run the former Soviet republic as a police state for 27 years.
If the Uzbek president wants genuine reform of religious freedoms in the country, he faces a steep uphill battle.
Uzbek authorities oppose Karimova’s extradition to the US because she knows too much about top Uzbek officials, including President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who served as prime minister in her father’s government, an analyst said.
The Turkish president arrived in Tashkent on Monday for a three-day official visit to the former Soviet central Asian nation.
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