Turkey expresses uneasiness over incidents in Kyrgyzstan

10:13, April 08, 2010      

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Turkey followed with uneasiness the incidents which started in Talas city of Kyrgyzstan and then spread to the capital city of Bishkek, Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

According to the statement, Turkish Foreign Ministry and its embassy in Bishkek have established crisis desks to follow the latest development of the incidents.

"Turkey attaches high importance to stability, welfare and prosperity of friendly country Kyrgyzstan and is ready to take any step to restore stability and security in Kyrgyzstan," the statement said.

"Stability of Kyrgyz Republic, located in a fragile region, is important for the whole region," said the statement, adding that " Turkey wished current tension to be eased through dialogue and stability to be restored in the country."

The statement also said Turkey feels sad about the reports that there were casualties in the incidents.

According to latest reports, at least 19 people were killed and 200 more others injured in clashes between police and protesters, who were demanding the resignation of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev.

Source: Xinhua


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