Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkiye (TIKA) was established in 1992, after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Eastern European Socialist Block, with the aim of providing technical assistance to developing countries and developing relations with them in the fields of economy, trade, technology, culture, education and social development with the help of projects and programs of TIKA.
The number of countries which TIKA is active grew based on the active and well-founded foreign policy of Turkey. TIKA operates in 150 countries around the world through 62 Program Offices in 60 countries. TIKA attaches special importance to the national merits, social and cultural characteristics of the country and the use of the experience of these countries in the implementation of cooperation projects. Among the projects of recipient countries, preference given to projects in the field of improving human resource, support development and the provision of technical assistance. The projects and programs implemented by TIKA Office can be divided into two parts: technical assistance and cooperation. Technical assistance includes training programs, the provision of equipment and special services. TIKA continues to implement cooperation projects aimed at the development of bilateral relations in the sphere of culture.
TIKA in the Kyrgyz Republic
TIKA started its activity in the fraternal Kyrgyz Republic in 1992 and up to this day it carries out projects and programs of cooperation in the field of economy, trade, technology, education and the social sphere. Participants from Kyrgyzstan was involved in regional projects, conferences, seminars and working meetings with support of the TİKA.
Among the Eurasian countries, the Kyrgyz Republic was one of the first countries to join the activities of TIKA. Bishkek Coordination Office of TIKA was opened in Kyrgyzstan in September 1993 under the "Protocol of Cooperation" signed on April 8, 1993 between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyz Republic and it is one of the first offices of the TIKA abroad.
According to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) data, among the countries that have provided the greatest official assistance to the development of Kyrgyzstan, Turkey ranked first in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and second place in 2008
From 1993 to 2018, TIKA provided assistance to Kyrgyzstan in the amount of $ 80.988.380. Assistance from the Republic of Turkey to Kyrgyzstan from 2005 to 2018 is $ 1,073,050,000.
Below is a table showing the amount of expenditure by years, from 1992 through 2018 inclusive, which were spent on projects and programs implemented in the Kyrgyz Republic.
PRESTIGIOUS TIKA PROJECTS IN KYRGYZSTAN
Bishkek State Hospital of the Kyrgyz-Turkish Friendship.
In accordance with the order given by the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during his tenure as Prime Minister in 2013 and at the request of the Kyrgyz authorities, the construction of the hospital began. Construction was completed in 2017, and the supply of medical equipment continues.
The hospital sits on 12 thousand square meters and will provide modern diagnostic and treatment services in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, general surgery, chest diseases, anesthesia and resuscitation, interventional radiology and gastroenterology.
The hospital is designed for 51 beds and has laboratories, 2 operating rooms, 3 intensive care units (21 beds), departments of angiography and radiology.
The Secondary School of Kyrgyz-Turkish Friendship in Osh
Osh Kyrgyz-Turkish Friendship School, which was built in Osh, began its work on November 26, 2012. 3 floor school building with a closed area of 12,000 m² on a plot of 25,000 m² has an indoor sports hall, conference hall, volleyball and basketball courts. The building is heated by electric energy, and the building's needs for hot water are met by solar panels.
In addition to standard training equipment, professional training tools were also provided, such as a fabric cutting table, a lathe, a drilling machine, a seam cutting machine, a ceramic oven, an oven, an electric sewing machine.
Landscaping and Renovation of Kyrgyz Historical Museum
A protocol on the reconstruction, modernization and equipping of the State Historical Museum was signed between TIKA and the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic, and the project was divided into two stages.
According to the protocol, the 1st stage includes reconstruction of the facade of the museum, lighting and cladding of facades, 2nd stage: reconstruction, modernization of the museum, construction of exhibition stands and landscape design.
The first phase was launched on March 30, 2016. Marble claddings on the outside of the museum were replaced, terraces and railings were updated, and facade elements and windows were replaced as part of the work. The cover of the Manas statue in Ala-Too Square was also updated, all stone coverings in the square were replaced, and flower ponds were built. The pools in the square have been renovated. Also, the museum building and the square were lit.
Construction of the Bishkek Municipal Bakery
The factory was opened with a production capacity of 60,000 pieces of bread per day on a land allocated by the Bishkek Municipality, in a closed area of 3000 m² with a double shift.
There are a quality control laboratory, administrative units and warehouses. The technical staff was trained in Istanbul, as well as in Bishkek, with specialists from Istanbul People’s Bakery.
In addition, at the request of the Municipality was carried out maintenance and repair of the production line in February 2016, and were conducted courses on maintenance and repair for plant employees.
Construction of the of Osh Kyrgyz-Turkish Friendship Clinic
Our agency has built and equipped a 3 floor hospital with a total covered area of 2760 m2 in the Osh city. The building has 46 rooms and 12 departments: general surgery, ENT, gynecology, dentistry, urology, ophthalmology, physiotherapy, internal medicine, neurology.
The hospital was completed in May 2013, and X-ray, laboratory equipment, and other medical devices were delivered in March 2014. In addition, the hospital uses one of the digital mammography systems purchased by our agency in 2013 at the request of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The hospital operates in two shifts and has a daily capacity of 700 people (patients). 140 people work in the hospital in total, 36 of them are doctors, 72 are nurses, and the rest are technicians.
The hospital provides medical services to personnel of the Ministry of Emergencies of the Kyrgyz Republic and the State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Construction of Residential Buildings For Victims of a Landslide In Osh.
In April 2017, 24 people died as a result of a landslide in the Ayuu village of Uzgen district, Osh region. Residents of the village were resettled. TIKA built 9 houses for families who lost their loved ones.
Renovation of Сourtroom and the Library of the Constitutional Chamber
The chamber of the Constitutional Court has not been repaired for 22 years, and the premises designed in the past for 9 judges do not correspond to the modern judicial system of Kyrgyzstan, where 11 judges work. In this regard, at the request of the President of the court, the courtrooms and his furniture were updated by TIKA, as well as 2 library halls were repaired and equipped by our Agency. The opening took place on June 11, 2019.
Construction of Health Centers in the Birdik and Emgek-Talaa Villages of Naryn Region
TIKA built Health Centers in the villages of Birdik and Emgek-Talaa in the Naryn region with an area of 72 sq.meters each, which will provide services to 3111 villagers. Health centers, created for the development of remote regions, provide the population with access to basic health services.
For more information about TIKA activities around the world, please visit the TIKA website at: http://www.tika.gov.tr