According to details, the Turkish state-run aid agency will be starting almost 50 new projects in Pakistan in 2022 to help with the development of education, health, and agriculture.
Muhsin Balci, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency’s (TIKA) programme coordinator for Pakistan, made the announcement for TIKA’s 30th anniversary.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, many countries in Central Asia declared independence.
This led Turkiye to devote aid efforts to Turkic-speaking countries in Central Asia and helping the newly formed countries in various social, economic, and cultural endeavors.
To help meet that demand, TIKA was established in 1992.
“TIKA is now working in more than 150 countries and we have done more than 30,000 projects since our establishment in different countries. In these projects we share our knowledge and expertise in the field of education, health, and agriculture with countries from the Balkans to Africa, from the Middle East to Latin America,” said Balci, who came in early January to Islamabad, beginning official visits of projects.