Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu held a joint press conference with his Kyrgyz counterpart, Jeenbek Kulubaev, following their tete-a-tete meeting in Ankara.
Reporting that the meeting related to following up on existing treaties and ongoing discussions between the two nations, Çavuşoğlu said that they discussed various new agreements that could be signed by Türkiye and Kyrgyzstan.
Recalling the common history, culture and roots of Kyrgyzstan and Türkiye, the Turkish foreign minister stressed the need to strengthen bilateral cooperation on culture, education and healthcare among other areas.
Noting that the University, a prestigious educational institution, requested a plot of land, Çavuşoğlu said that Kyrgyzstan was the only country in Central Asia, where the Maarif Foundation of Türkiye was active, and added that the Foundation was going to open additional schools in that country.
“We exchanged views on the fight against terrorism, starting with FETÖ”
The Turkish foreign minister underlined that the meeting facilitated a discussion on the fight against terrorism, starting with FETÖ, and said that “we have reminded [our guest] that FETÖ-affiliated schools represented a threat against Kyrgyzstan today, as they did against Türkiye in the past.”
Reiterating Türkiye’s commitment to fighting terrorist organizations, including FETÖ, Çavuşoğlu made the following remarks: “FETÖ threatens all countries where it operates. It also poses a threat to the stability of those nations. We do not want that organization to pose a threat to our brothers and sisters in Kyrgyzstan. As such, we clearly expect most concrete steps to be taken.”