Turkic Council

Cooperation Council of
Turkic-Speaking States
(Turkic Council)

Flag of the Turkic Council
  Members   Observer States
  Observer States
Member states[3]
• Secretary-General
Ramil Hasanov
Establishment3 October 2009
• Total
3,794,962 km2 (1,465,243 sq mi)
  1. General Secretariat.
  2. Parliamentary Assembly.
  3. Turkic Academy.

The Turkic Council (Azerbaijani: Türk Şurası; Kazakh: Түркі кеңесі, Túrki Keńesi; Kyrgyz: Түрк кеңеш; Turkish: Türk Keneşi; Uzbek: Turkiy Kengash; or, in full, the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (CCTS; Turkish: Türk Dili Konuşan Ülkeler İşbirliği Konseyi), is an international organization comprising some of the Turkic countries. It was founded on 3 October 2009 in Nakhchivan. The idea of setting up this cooperative council was first put forward by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev back in 2006.

The General Secretariat is in İstanbul, Turkey. The member countries are Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey. The remaining two Turkic states, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are not currently official members of the council due to their neutral stance; however, they are possible future members of the council.[4] Uzbekistan announced its intention to join the council on 30 April 2018.[5] Since late 2018, Hungary is an observer and may soon request full membership in the Turkic Council.[6]


For centuries, Turks shaped global history in their own particular way. They built and ruled numerous empires and states in the vast area stretching from Europe to India. Today Turkic states have entered a period of close cooperation, building stronger and sounder relations, and designing their common future together. The most important achievement of Turkic cooperation, as well as an indispensable prerequisite for its future development, is the establishment of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States or, simply, Turkic Council. The Turkic Council is an intergovernmental organization whose overarching aim is promoting comprehensive cooperation among Turkic states. The organization was established on October 3, 2009 by the Nakhchivan Agreement signed among Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey. According to Halil Akıncı, the founding Secretary-General of the organization the "Turkic Council has become the first voluntary alliance of Turkic states in history".

In 2012, the flag of the Turkic Council was adopted.

In late April 2018, it was announced that Uzbekistan is going to join the Turkic Council and attend the upcoming summit of the organisation in Bishkek.[7]

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Türk Şurası
تۆرکجه: تورک شوراسی
български: Тюркски съвет
català: Consell Turc
français: Conseil turcique
Bahasa Indonesia: Dewan Turki
italiano: Consiglio turco
къарачай-малкъар: Тюрк кенгеш
қазақша: Түркі кеңесі
Кыргызча: Түрк кеңеши
مازِرونی: ترک شورا
Nederlands: Turkse Raad
norsk nynorsk: Det tyrkiske rådet
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Turkiy Kengash
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Turkijski savet
Basa Sunda: Déwan Turk
татарча/tatarça: Төрки шура
Türkçe: Türk Keneşi
тыва дыл: Түрк кеңеши
українська: Тюркська рада
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: تۈرك كېڭىشى
中文: 突厥議會