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Attaché of Turkish Embassy Detained for Drunk Driving in Bishkek

Thursday 13 September 2018

BISHKEK (24.kg) — Attaché of the Embassy of Turkey was detained for drunk driving in Bishkek, the Central Traffic Safety Directorate confirmed the information.

The day before, traffic inspectors stopped a foreign car driven by a foreign citizen. Later it turned out that he was an attaché of the Embassy of Turkey. The diplomatic mission does not comment on the situation.

The car was put on an auto impound. The materials were sent to court. The traffic police noted that the driver would be fined, the amount of a fine will be determined by the court.

The incident comes days after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for closer ties with Kyrgyzstan during a two-day official visit to the Central Asian nation. Speaking after talks with Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov in Bishkek on September 1, Erdogan called for more commercial air travel between the two countries and a Turkish role in reconstruction work at airports in Kyrgyzstan.

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