World Bulletin / News Desk
Kyrgyzstan is preparing for the "2nd Summit meeting of Turkic Council" to take place in its capital of Bishkek on Thursday.
In a press conference held on Tuesday, the Spokesperson for the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry, Nurjigit Kadirbekov said that the summit would be attended by the presidents of Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.
A meeting of foreign ministers of the four countries will take place on Wednesday prior to the summit, Kadirbekov underlined.
Touching on Kyrgyz-Turkish relations, Kadirbekov said that Turkey was the first country to recognize the independence of Kyrgyzstan.
Between 1992 and 2012, Turkey provided more than 450 million USD to Kyrgyztan, Kadirbekov said.
"The Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA) have provided 30 million USD to various projects in Kyrgyzstan in the last 20 years. In 2011, the Turkish government provided a grant of 20 million USD to the government of Kyrgyzstan. Turkey also provided 11 million USD for projects in southern Kyrgyzstan. Turkey decided to cancel 51 million USD of debt that Kyrgyzstan owed to Turkey," Kadirbekov noted.
"In the last 13 years, Turkey provided military technical assistance worth 4.4 million USD. Turkey will make financial contributions to efforts to make reforms in the Kyrgyz Armed Forces," Kadirbekov also said.
The 7.9 earthquake earlier on Saturday has triggered an avalanche on Mt Everest
An earthquake measuring 7.7 has hit the east of Nepal, and was felt in India. Those with broken limbs have been taken to hospital and at least 50 people trapped in Kathmadu's 19th century tower.
French photographer Roland Neveu tells of ‘accident of history’ of rise of ultra-Maoist Khmer Rouge in 1975.
A Japanese man has been arrested for landing a drone on the prime ministers office in protest of Japan's use of nuclear power
Four fighters who say they work for Iran call on Assad regime and Hezbollah for an exchange of prisoners with Syrian opposition forces.
Human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud was shot dead after leaving a restaurant where she had given a talk about Baluchistan.
The Law and Order Trust Fund of Afghanistan (LOTFA) received over has received around $3.6 billion from international donors since 2002 to pay Afghan police force salaries and other expenses
Adam Gadahn, an American convert to Islam was killed by US attacks near the Afghan border in January of this year.
Taliban fighters have launched rocket attacks on a US base in Kabul and have targeted government buildings in Afghanistan.
Indonesian attorney general’s spokesman confirms reports that his office has sent letters to prosecutors advising them to make preparations ahead of the imminent executions of the Bali 9
The attacks come after deputy PM said ‘violence had decreased substantially’ in the Muslim south.
This is the first time a Chinese warship has warned a Philippine plane on patrol in disputed area in South China Sea, another military official said.
This is third Pakistani visit to Saudi Arabia since Islamabad decided to remain neutral in Saudi-led military offensive in Yemen.
After the meeting with Xi on the sidelines of an Asia-Africa summit in Indonesia, Abe also said the two leaders agreed to contribute to regional stability and prosperity by promoting "mutually beneficial strategic ties"
A ceremony was held in Seoul involving U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert, who continues to recover the full use of his left hand after being attacked with a knife at a local event last month.
Jiji news agency reported, Japan Pm and Chinese President held a bilateral meeting in Indonesia on Wednesday