Interim Kyrgyz government dismisses envoy in Turkey

April 13, 2010, Tuesday/ 17:11:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN
Kyrgyzstan’s interim government has dismissed a number of the country’s ambassadors accredited abroad, including its envoy in Turkey, who was posted to Ankara only a few months ago.

The order for the dismissal of Kyrgyzstan’s Ambassador to Turkey Tasboo Dzhumagulov was conveyed to the Kyrgyz Embassy in Ankara on Sunday, officials at the embassy told Today’s Zaman. Dzhumagulov will depart for Bishkek after the relevant diplomatic procedure is finalized, the same officials said.

Officials at the Turkish Foreign Ministry said they heard about Dzhumagulov’s dismissal from media reports. They added that they expect to receive a diplomatic note from the Kyrgyz Embassy informing the ministry of the situation. The note would name the chargé d’affaires in the absence of the ambassador, while informing the ministry of the new ambassador’s arrival date.

Dzhumagulov assumed his post in late January. Counselor Jyldyz Uzakova, the number two diplomat at the embassy, has held her post since October 2009.

According to a report by the state-run Kyrgyz news agency, the interim government announced the removal of several ambassadors, including those to Russia and the United States in addition to Turkey.

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