Political collaboration

Diplomatic relations between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Turkey were established on December 24, 1991. In April 1992, the TR Embassy was opened in Bishkek and in October 1992 in Ankara the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic was opened in the TR.

In April 1994, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic adopted a resolution on the establishment of the General Consulate of the Kyrgyz Republic in Istanbul.

Relations between Kyrgyzstan and Turkey are based on the common history, culture, language and religion of the two fraternal nations. The principles of bilateral cooperation proceed from the generally accepted norms of international law and mutual consideration of national interests, as well as equality and friendship.

The founding documents reflecting the inner content and spirit of relations between the two countries are the Treaty on Eternal Friendship and Cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Turkey of October 24, 1997 (Download.), the Joint Statement of the Heads of the Two States “Kyrgyzstan and Turkey: Together in the 21st Century” dated July 1, 1999 (Download) and the Statement on the establishment of the Supreme Council for Strategic Cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Turkey dated 2011 (Download..). 

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, there has been a continuous political dialogue, the parties are constantly exchanging delegations of different levels.

The Kyrgyz Republic was one of the first to express support to the authorities of the Republic of Turkey after the attempted coup on July 16, 2016. The Kyrgyz Republic stated that it supports the legally elected state authorities of the Republic of Turkey and considers the use of military force to overthrow the leadership elected in democratic and free elections unacceptable .

Cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Turkey received an impulse to further intensification during a series of meetings and visits in 2018.

Among them, the official visit of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic S.Sh. Jeenbekov to the Republic of Turkey on April 8-11, 2018 should be noted. President of the Republic of Turkey R.T. Erdogan made an official visit to the Kyrgyz Republic on September 1-3, 2018.

During the visit, the 4th meeting of the High Council for Strategic Cooperation of Kyrgyzstan and Turkey was held, President of the Republic of Turkey R.T. Erdogan took part in the 6th Summit of Heads of State of the Turkic Council in Cholpon-Ata and in the opening ceremony of the III WNG.

Cooperation is dynamically developing in the framework of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-speaking States (TurkPA), at the 8th meeting of which, on November 19-22, 2018 in Izmir, the Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic D. Dzhumabekov took part.