Relations between Turkey and Kyrgyzstan

Turkey is the first country which recognized the independence of Kyrgyzstan. Diplomatic relations between two countries were established on 29 January 1992. The Embassies were reciprocally opened in Bishkek and Ankara in 1992.

The relations between Turkey and Kyrgyzstan are at the level of strategic partnership in every field. Multidimensional relations between two countries in political, economic/commercial, military, cultural/educational, health, transportation areas are carried out within the framework of a broad legal basis consisting of more than two hundred agreements and protocols.

The main documents of our strategic partnership today are the “Agreement on Eternal Friendship and Cooperation” signed by the Presidents in 1997, Declaration on the “Turkey and Kyrgyzstan: Together Towards the 21st Century” issued in 1997, and Joint Statement on Establishment of the High Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC) signed in 2012.

President Jeenbekov paid an official visit to Turkey in 9-11 April 2018 and in 9 July 2018 to participate in the inauguration ceremony of President Erdoğan. President Erdoğan paid an official visit to Kyrgyzstan to co-chair High Level Strategic Cooperation Council Meeting and participate Turkic Council Summit in 2018.

President Erdogan had a bilateral meeting with President Jeenbekov in Baku on the 15th of October 2019 on the margins of Turkic Council Summit.

Turkey attaches importance to Kyrgyzstan, maintaining stability and development in Kyrgyzstan. In this context, we support Kyrgyzstan at every level from the beginning of political and institutional transformation process.