Gul says Kyrgyzstan concerns both Turkey and Turkic world

The Turkish president said that latest developments in Kyrgyzstan concerned both Turkey and the Turkic world.

Gul says Kyrgyzstan concerns both Turkey and Turkic world

The Turkish president said on Tuesday that latest developments in Kyrgyzstan concerned both Turkey and the Turkic world.

Speaking to a group of Turkish reporters accompanying him during his formal visit to South Korea, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Turkey closely followed the developments in Kyrgyzstan, moreover, it displayed efforts to prevent clashes and bloodshed in this country.

Noting Turkey monitored the whole process, Gul said, "Developments in a brother country definitely concern us and the whole Turkic world".

The Turkish president also said that the situation in Kyrgyzstan had been brought up during last week's Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Istanbul and the new Kyrgyz administration had been warned not to blame any party and not to have problems with its neighbors.

Gul noted that he was constantly in contact with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev regarding the incidents in Kyrgyzstan, adding they both agreed to send joint aid to this country under the roof of the Turkish Council.

At least 170 people lost their lives and more than 1,500 others were injured in Kyrgyzstan's worst ethnic violence in decades which prompted thousands to flee to Uzbekistan.


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