No: 284, 3 October 2019, Press Release Regarding The Turkic Speaking States Cooperation Day (3 October)

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 03.10.2019

“Nakhchivan Agreement on the establishment of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States“ was signed by Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on 3 October 2009. The anniversary of the Agreement is celebrated as the Turkic Speaking States Cooperation Day every year.

This year on its tenth anniversary Turkic Speaking States Cooperation Day is being celebrated at a juncture where we witness the enhancement of our unity by the accession of Uzbekistan to the Turkic Council as a full member at the upcoming 7th Summit in Baku on 15 October 2019, as well as the inauguration of the European Office of the Turkic Council in Budapest.

Important steps were taken in the past decade towards the institutionalization of Turkic Council. Relations among member states have also gained a wider platform through TURKPA, TURKSOY, Turkic Academy, Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation, Turkic Business Council and Turkic Council Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Turkic Council, drawing strength from the common language, history and culture of the friendly and brotherly Turkic Republics, is marching toward the future with the objective of making important contributions to peace, stability and prosperity in the Eurasian geography.

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