Arslan Kapay uulu Koichiev

He took over his post as Deputy Secretary General of the Organization of Turkic States in June 2022.

Birth Place / Date

Kyrgyz Republic, 1965


Education

2002 - 2003 - Master of International and Comparative Legal Studies (SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, UK).
1997 - .PhD, History
 TOPIC OF THE PhD THESIS: “Arabographic Documentary Sources on the history of foreign political relations of the Kyrgyz and Kyrgyzstan (XIX century)”.
1992 - 1995 - Postgraduate study, Kyrgyz State National University.
1986 - 1991 - Faculty of History, Kyrgyz State National University (graduatedwith honors).

Languages

Kyrgyz (native), English, Russian, Turkish, Kazakh, Uzbek (fluent).

Professional Background

2021 (February) - present - Advisor to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.
2014 - 2019 - Director, member of the Board of Directors of InnoPac Holdings (Singapore).
2012 - 2021 - Director, Manas Resources LLC.
2012 - 2018 - Columnist for the newspaper “Kutbilim” (Ministry of Education of Kyrgyzstan).
1996 - 2011 - Producer, BBC World Service (London, UK).
1994 - 2003 - Political columnist for the newspaper “Kutbilim”. (Ministry of Education of Kyrgyzstan).
1994 (March) - 1996 (April) -Reporter of Radio “Azattyk” on Kyrgyzstan (RADIO FREE EUROPE/ RADIO LIBERTY, Munich/Prague).
1991-1992 - trainee researcher, lecturer. Faculty of History, KYRGYZ STATE UNIVERSITY.

STATE RANK:
State Councillor of the Civil Service of the Kyrgyz Republic


PARTICIPATION IN THE POLITICAL LIFE OF THE COUNTRY:

1. Member of the Union of Writers of the Kyrgyz Republic.
2. Member of the Eurasian Union of Writers.
3. Vice President, International Association “Kyrgyz Society of Historians”.
4. President of the society “Cultural heritage of Toktogul Satylganov”.
5. Member of the Democratic Movement of Kyrgyzstan (1990).
6. Activist of informal movements among students of KSU (1987-1991), supporter of the Ashar movement.
7. One of the first founding members of the Association of Young Historians of Kyrgyzstan (1988).


PUBLISHED ACADEMICAL WORKS:

1) Arabographic documentary sources on the history of foreign relations of the
Kyrgyz and Kyrgyzstan (late XVIII-XIX centuries) - Bishkek, 1997.
2) National-territorial delimitation in the Ferghana Valley (1924-1927) - Bishkek, 2001.
3) “ETHNO-TERRITORIAL CLAIMS IN THE FERGHANA VALLEY DURING THE PROCESS OF
NATIONAL DELIMITATION” - IN THE BOOK “CENTRAL ASIA IN TRANSITION”, 2003 (in English).
4) “CHANGES IN THE ETHNIC MAP OF THE POST-SOVIET CENTRAL ASIA” – CENTRAL ASIA MONITOR, 2000. 1. (IN ENGLISH). 

AUTHOR OF THE FOLLOWING NOVELS:

1) “Mismildirik” (“Bedeldegi kargysh”). (in Kyrgyz) -Bishkek, Biyiktik: 2009.
The novel has been translated into Turkish.
2) “Aita bar menin kebimdi” (in Kyrgyz). – 2013. The novel was awarded the
second place in the competition of writers of Kyrgyzstan for the “Archa” award.
3) “Bakshi menen Gengiz khan” (novel in Kyrgyz language) - Bishkek, Turar:
2016. The novel won the main prize in the competition of writers of
Kyrgyzstan for the “Archa” award.
4). “Dobul-Tashtyk Zaratustra angemesi”. – Ankara, 2021.
The novel has been published in Turkish.
5). Тагдыр жөнүндөгү ыр (Ара жолдо калган жоокердин окуясы) - Бишкек, 2021 (in Kyrgyz).


AWARDS AND PRIZES:

Winner of numerous literary awards, including the “Altyn Kalem” (Golden pen) award.
Honorary worker of Culture (Ministry of Culture of the Kyrgyz Republic)


In June 2022 took over his post as the Deputy Secretary General of Organization of Turkic States. 

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