Turkey welcomes approval of Kyrgyzstan's new constitution

13:53, June 30, 2010      

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Turkey welcomed the approval of Kyrgyzstan's new constitution in a referendum on June 27, Turkish Foreign Ministry said in an official statement on Tuesday.

The statement said, "the referendum, which was held in a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere, undoubtedly constituted a significant step for development of a democracy and rule of law in Kyrgyzstan."

"Turkey as the current president of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), will continue extending full support to Kyrgyzstan's democratization and reform process. We are also determined to make any contribution to Kyrgyzstan to complete the parliamentary elections on Oct. 10 in a democratic atmosphere," it said.

The statement said that Turkish diplomat Fatih Ceylan held a series of talks with Kyrgyz authorities in Bishkek on June 15 and 18 as the special envoy of the Turkish government and informed them on an action plan that could be carried out by the chairmanship of CICA.

The statement added that Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu would travel to Kyrgyzstan in the coming days.

In a referendum which ended on Sunday, Kyrgyzstan adopted a new constitution giving more powers to parliament and reducing those of the president.

Source: Xinhua


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