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Turkish aid agency trains 3,000 women in Kyrgyzstan

TURKISH AID AGENCY TRAINS 3,000 WOMEN IN KYRGYZSTAN

Turkey's state-run aid body provided 3,000 women with a joint vocational training course in Kyrgyzstan in 2017, according to the head of Kyrgyzstan Women's Congress.

Zamira Akbagisheva, the chair of Kyrgyzstan Women's Congress, on Monday said the joint project by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) and the congress provided training to 3,000 women in various areas, including computers, sewing, business establishment and language speaking skills.

Akbagisheva expressed gratitude to the Turkish aid agency and the government. "We are grateful to TIKA and Turkish government.

She also thanked Vice President of TIKA Mehmet Sureyya Er and TIKA's Central Asia and Caucasus' head Ali Ozgun Ozturk for their support in the project.

Akbagisheva said state officials, business women and students alongside housewives participated in the training program.

Gulnura Narmanbetova, a participant who is a textile factory owner, expressed her satisfaction over the program.

"I established a textile atelier in 2013. We had problems with the government bodies. I learned that there would be a training program with the support of TIKA. [So] I attended them.

"They were highly efficient. If I had not attended them, we would still have problems with the government. They taught us to solve those issues," Narmanbetova said.

Established in 1992, TIKA is the pioneer institution under the Prime Ministry of the Republic of Turkey responsible for the implementation of development projects and programs in more than 100 countries covering health and humanitarian programs, education and agriculture.

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