The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Kyrgyzstan Cengiz Kamil Firat was invited the day before to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic. During the meeting, issues of implementation of the agreements reached during the official visit of the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Kyrgyzstan were discussed.
The Kyrgyz side expressed the desire to bring only objective information to the public.
The Director of the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Muratbek Azymbakiyev, informed 24.kg news agency that comments by the Ambassador Cengiz Kamil Firat regarding the gradual transfer of buildings and property of Sapat educational institutions to the state Turkish Maarif Foundation appeared in the media.
«The Kyrgyz side explained that at present all Sapat schools function in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic in full compliance with the current legislation of the republic.
The co-founder of the network is the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic, which fully controls both the educational process and, in general, its activities. And its transfer to Maarif Foundation is out of question,» he said.
According to him, on September 1, 2018, a Memorandum was signed between the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Turkish Maarif Foundation, which expresses the intention of the parties to bilateral cooperation.
The work on approval of the text of the intergovernmental agreement on the activities of Maarif Foundation in Kyrgyzstan is not yet complete.
Muratbek Azymbakiyev also noted that the information previously published in the media about the alleged transfer of the list of 130 people suspected by the Turkish side of involvement in FETO to the Kyrgyz side was untrue.
«The Kyrgyz side has repeatedly expressed the desire to bring only objective information to the public,» he said.