News Center -TDO- A conference was held at Ankara Center for Crisis and Policy Studies (ANKASAM) on the "30th Anniversary of Independence of the Kyrgyz Republic, and the Diplomatic Relationship Between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Turkey".
ANKASAM President Prof. Dr. Mehmet Seyfettin Erol, Kyrgyzstan Ambassador Kubanicbek Omuraliyev and guests attended the conference.
Making the opening speech, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Seyfettin Erol stated that the relations between Turkey and Kyrgyzstan date back a long time and said that the Turkic World has become much stronger with the Organization of Turkic States.
In his speech, Ambassador Omuraliyev said, "Cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Turkey has a strategic status, expressed as the "High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council". Diplomatic relations between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Turkey were established on December 24, 1991; this year, the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations will be celebrated. Turkey was the first country to recognize the independence of Kyrgyzstan. The Turkish Embassy opened in Bishkek in April 1992, and the Kyrgyzstan Embassy opened in Ankara in October 1992."
Omuraliyev added that "Kyrgyzstan-Turkey relations have a legal framework consisting of more than a hundred agreements, contracts and protocols that provide cooperation in the political, commercial, economic, cultural, social, scientific, educational and military-technical fields. The main documents reflecting the content and spirit of the relations between the two countries are the Agreement on Eternal Friendship and Cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Turkey on October 24, 1997, the Joint Declaration on "Turkey and Kyrgyzstan: Together into the 21st Century" signed by the Presidents of the two countries on July 1, 1999, and Joint Statement on the Establishment of the High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council (YDSK) dated April 26 2011."