Turkey's prime minister said on Wednesday that Turkey and Turkic republics had the power and will to build a strong Eurasia again.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Kyrgyzstan's Parliament Speaker Ahkmatbek Keldibekov in Bishkek and later addressed the Kyrgyz parliament.
During his speech at the parliament, Erdogan said Turkey and Kyrgyzstan were two separate states with one nation and their citizens were the children of the same ancestors.
"Despite the distance between us, our hearts beat with our brothers in this region, and especially with Kyrygz people," Erdogan said.
The prime minister noted that world changed so rapidly and globalism turned it into a small village.
"States that adapt themselves to change and follow the latest developments benefit from the opportunities offered by globalism while states that resist against change end up struggling with serious risks," he said.
Erdogan said that ancestors of Turkish people had founded a number of glorious civilizations and wealthy states throughout history.
"In the light of the inspiration we get from our history and from each other, we have the power and will to build a bright future. We did it in the past, and believe me, we can do it one more time. We can build a strong Eurasia again," he said.
Erdogan also noted that Turkey was ready to share its experience in the democratization process with Kyrgystan.
He said Turkey aimed at improving prosperity and peace in the region by getting strength from its common values with Kyrgyzstan and other Turkic republics such as literature, origin, culture, religion and identity.
Pointing to the crowded business delegation accompanying him during his visit, Erdogan said he believed Turkish businessmen's talks in Kyrygzstan would yield to important results.
"When our businessmen are convinced that they will not face the previous difficulties again, they will participate in remarkable partnerships and contribute more to Kyrygzstan's development," he said.
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