Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) has published the book titled “Kyrgyzstan in the Turkish Press in the 30th Anniversary of its Independence”, which will provide data for the analysis of the development of relations with friendly and brotherly countries, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey.
The micro-historical work, in which the news about Kyrgyzstan that took place in the mainstream newspapers in the Turkish press for a period of 30 years between 1991 and 2021 is compiled, will be a source for researchers. The book is based on the archive created by Fahri Solak, a faculty member at Marmara University, who prepared the work, with his personal interest that began in the early 1990s.
The book also includes a comprehensive presentation that summarizes the history of Kyrgyzstan, its population structure, economy, the period of Tsardom and Soviet Russia, the independence process and the course of Kyrgyzstan-Turkey relations.
In the book, attention is drawn to the fact that newspaper news about Kyrgyzstan is mainly about the mutual visits of the Presidents or high-level political contacts. Series of articles and news with titles such as Kyrgyzstan’s historical heritage, cultural characteristics, “Asian Turkic Republics and Turkey”, “Turkish Peoples from the Caspian Sea to Issyk Kul”, “Asian Crescent Turkish Star”, “Central Asian and Caucasian Republics in the Process of New Formations from the Caspian to Tiansan”, “New Turkish World and Democracy”, “New Republics and Turkey” and “Turkish Republics on the Threshold of the 21. Century” are among the prominent titles.
In the work, the course and content of Turkish-Kyrgyz relations and their reflections on newspaper news can be followed over the years. As a result of the increasing bilateral relations in the 2000s and later, it is seen that the news about Kyrgyzstan takes place more in the Turkish press. Considering the quantity and quality of the news, it is also possible to follow the issues that focus attention on Turkish-Kyrgyz relations. In the study, it is stated that the developments in Kyrgyzstan are not sufficiently covered in the Turkish press and that news-comment writing is open to the approaches and guidance of international agencies.
The 526-page work was published as a large-size and 4-colour prestige book.
For the Full Text PDF of the Book, See. https://www.tdbb.org.tr/tdbb/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/TURK-BASININDA-KIRGIZISTAN.pdf