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VIII summit of leaders of the Turkic Council is being held in Istanbul


On the island of “Democracy and Freedom” near Istanbul, the 8th summit of the leaders of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States (Turkic Council) is being held on Friday.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov are taking part in the summit, chaired by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Among the participants in the summit, organized under the motto “Green Technologies and Smart Cities in the Digital Age”, are also Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Secretary General of the Turkic Council Baghdad Amreev.

At the end of the summit, the leaders of the countries of the Turkic Council will make important decisions about the future of the organization.

First of all, the status of an observer of Turkmenistan in the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking states will be discussed. This will allow the organization to cover all Turkic-speaking states.

In addition, it is planned to change the name of the organization to the Organization of Turkic States. The charter of the Council of Aksakals of the Turkic Council will be updated. The statuses of the partner countries and observers will also be concretized.

It is also planned to approve the Concept-2040. This document, prepared on the initiative of the honorary chairman of the Turkic Council, Nursultan Nazarbayev, forms a framework for cooperation until 2040.

Turkic Council: 12 years of success

The Turkic Council was established in October 2009 at the initiative of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, when the Nakhchivan Agreement was signed.

In the following years, the Turkic Council developed into a strong organization. In 2019, Uzbekistan joined the Turkic Council, and Hungary became an observer country in the organization.

The first summit of the heads of the Turkic-speaking states, which laid the foundations for cooperation, was held in 1992 in Ankara.

The purpose of the creation of the Turkic Council is to deepen cooperation between the Turkic-speaking countries, to contribute to regional peace and stability. The cooperation of the Turkic-speaking countries is based on a common historical and cultural heritage, a common language.

In accordance with the agreement, the countries must adhere to a common position on foreign policy issues, coordinate actions to combat terrorism and crime, create a favorable environment for trade and investment, ensure comprehensive economic development, and expand cooperation in the fields of science, technology, education and culture.


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