The President of Kyrgyzstan obliges officials to speak Kyrgyz

Kyrgyz President Sadyr Yaparov has signed a law requiring all civil servants to speak Kyrgyz, the administration of the head of the republic announced.

We are talking about deputies, military men, judges, prosecutors, lawyers, notaries, pedagogical and scientific employees and employees of the National Bank of Poland, educational and health care institutions.

According to the document, Kyrgyz as a state language is subject to compulsory use:

  • in the activities of state bodies, local governments, enterprises, institutions and organizations of all forms of ownership;
  • during the preparation and conduct of elections and referenda;
  • in court proceedings the Armed Forces, law enforcement agencies;
  • when concluding international agreements;
  • in the development of regulatory legal acts, office work and document circulation;
  • in geographical names and names of toponymic objects, in names;
  • in information about goods and services;
  • formalities in the activities of the notarial office;
  • in the field of education, science, culture, mass media, book publishing, advertising and transport

In addition, television and radio companies, including private ones, are required to produce 60% of their broadcasts in the state language, and Kyrgyz versions of websites must contain no less information than versions in other languages.

The act also requires that the names of common foreign organizations be prepared with transliteration into the state language.

Residents of the republic who do not speak Kyrgyz may be deprived of the opportunity to work in the civil service.

For other languages, the newspaper notes this Kyrgyzstan respects the principle of free use of them by representatives of all ethnic groups living on its territory and guarantees the creation of conditions for their development. The Russian language in the republic has the status of an official language, which is enshrined in the Constitution.

spring members of the Kyrgyz parliament he suggested translate the national alphabet from Cyrillic to Latin. Lawmakers noted that “originally Kyrgyz words written in Cyrillic are spelled incorrectly.”

The initiative was supported by Kanybek Osmonaliew, chairman of the National Commission for the State Language under the President. After that, Zhaparov made a “harsh remark” to him, saying that it was too early to talk about switching to the Latin alphabet.


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