Bozüy (Traditional Kyrgyz Tent), which was gifted to Sister City Bağcılar by Jeti-Ogüz Municipality of Kyrgyzstan, which is a Sister City under the coordination of the Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB), was delivered and opened at a ceremony held in Bağcılar Kayıkçıoğlu Park on July 3, 2024.

Mayor of Bağcılar Abdullah Özdemir, TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak, Consul General of the Kyrgyz Republic in Istanbul Lira Sıdıkova, Deputy Mayor of Jeti-Oğuz Municipality J. Bektemirov and his accompanying delegation, as well as Kyrgyz and Turkish citizens attended the ceremony.

In his speech at the ceremony, Mayor of Bağcılar Municipality Abdullah Özdemir said: “We have brought the colorful culture of the historical Silk Road to Bağcılar. Today, we are pleased to open the “Kyrgyz Tent and Painting Exhibition”, which we organized jointly with the Consulate General of Kyrgyzstan in Istanbul and our sister municipality Jeti Oğuz (Ögüz). We had the opportunity to learn the rich cultural texture and history of Kyrgyzstan with colorful photographs reflecting its culture and natural beauties.”

Secretary General of TDBB Fahri Solak said in his speech: “Union of Turkish World Municipalities is an international organization which was established more than 20 years ago to share the municipal experience of Turkey with the municipalities of friendly and sister countries. One of our main activities is to strengthen the fraternal relations between the municipalities of friendly and sister countries. In this sense, Kyrgyzstan local governments are one of the local governments with which we work most actively and we are very pleased with this. In February 2024, Bağcılar and Jeti Ögüz Municipality signed a sister city protocol. Due to the fact that both of our mayors are young and energetic, this brotherhood produced a quick result within three or four months. I would like to thank both of our mayors in your presence.”

In her speech, Consul General of the Kyrgyz Republic in Istanbul Lira Sıdıkova emphasized that the tent donated by Jeti-Ögüz Municipality is one of the important symbols of Kyrgyzstan. Cooperation with this tent symbolizes Kyrgyzstan’s desire to strengthen cultural and social ties among nations. She pointed out that this event is the beginning of fruitful cooperation between Jeti-Ögüz Municipality of Issyk-Kol region of Kyrgyz Republic and Bağcılar Municipality.

Afterwards, the ribbon was cut by the protocol and the opening of the Tent and Painting Exhibition was realized.


Speech of Secretary General of TDBB Fahri Solak at the Opening Ceremony of Bozüy (Traditional Kyrgyz Tent):