On November 12, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took part in the VIII Summit of Heads of State of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (Turkic Council), which was held in Istanbul.
In Istanbul, the head of state met with the President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov , the state news agency TDH reports . The parties discussed bilateral cooperation, in particular in the trade and economic sphere and in the field of energy.
According to the press service of the President of Kyrgyzstan, Sadyr Japarov noted a noticeable intensification of bilateral Kyrgyz-Turkmen contacts this year. They discussed trade and economic cooperation, diversification of trade, as well as the presence of great potential in increasing mutual trade.
On November 3, Kyrgyz media reported that so far Kyrgyzstan has received 305.8 million kWh of electricity from Turkmenistan out of a total plan of 501.9 million kWh, which the Kyrgyz side should receive from August to December. The leaders of the two countries agreed on the supply of electricity to Kyrgyzstan during the official visit of Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov to Turkmenistan on June 27-28.
Then Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan . As the TDH notes , the priority areas of cooperation between the two countries are the trade and economic sphere, energy, industrial sector, transport and communications, and the construction industry.
Touching upon the topic of the work of the Turkic Council, the parties expressed confidence that the decision to join the organization in the status of an observer would contribute to the further development of interstate cooperation in a wide range of areas.
The press service of the President of Turkey in its message only noted that Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the sidelines of the Turkic Council, which was held "on the island of democracy and freedom ."
On November 2, 33 human rights organizations signed a statement in support of Turkmen activists who are being pressured by Turkish law enforcement agencies at the request of the Turkmen special services. Human rights activists called on the Turkish authorities to release the Turkmen citizens trapped in deportation centers and give them the opportunity to regulate their status in Turkey, as well as to investigate cases of attacks and threats against Turkmen activists in the country.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan