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Kazakhstan–Turkey relations

 

Kazakhstan–Turkey relations

Kazakh–Turkish relations
Map indicating locations of Kazakhstan and Turkey

Kazakhstan

Turkey

Kazakh–Turkish relations are foreign relations between Kazakhstan and Turkey. Turkey recognized Kazakhstan on 16 December 1991, being the first state to recognize the independence of Kazakhstan, when Kazakhstan declared its independence.[1] Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on 2 March 1992.[1] These relations have developed positively on the international stage as well as in commerce and strategic affairs.[2] Kazakhstan has an embassy in Ankara and a consulate general in Istanbul. Turkey has an embassy in Almaty and a branch office in Astana.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Economic relations 2
  • Strategic cooperation 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

History

Turkey established diplomatic relations with Kazakhstan following the latter's independence after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. As two large nations in Eurasia and sharing the extensive cultural, historical and linguistic heritage of Turkic peoples, both nations have sought to develop closer relations and promote Turkic identity and friendship amongst other Turkic nations in the region.[2]

Economic relations

Turkey contributes 2 billion USD in Kazakhstan's total 50 billion USD investment volume. Turkey accounts for 1.2% of Kazakhstan’s total trade volume and has actively participated in the construction and textile industries of Kazakhstan.[2] In 2005 trade turnover between the countries reached USD 556.8 million, showing 13.8% growth from the $500 million level in 2004, and slated to climb to USD 1 billion in trade turnover volume in 2006.[2] Turkey hopes to expand investment in Kazakhstan's energy and telecommunications industries. Kazakhstan has increased quotas for the hiring of Turkish workers for construction projects.[2] Kazakhstan is considering the construction of an oil refinery on the Black Sea jointly with Turkey.[2]

Strategic cooperation

In bolstering cooperation over energy resources, Kazakhstan has sought to assert its independence from Russia's influence.[2] In July 2006, the European Union.[2] Both nations have also sought to promote closer cooperation between Turkic nations of Central Asia.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Relations between Turkey and Kazakhstan". Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Yermukanov, Marat (7 December 2006). "Kazakhstan and Turkey spearhead the integration of Turkic nations". Eurasian Daily Monitor (Jamestown Foundation) 3 (226). Retrieved 10 October 2008. 
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