Turkic Council

Cooperation Council of
Turkic-Speaking States
(Turkic Council)

Flag of the Turkic Council
  Members   Observer States
  Members
  Observer States
Headquarters
Official
languages
[1]
Membership[2]
Leaders
• Secretary-General
Baghdad Amreyev
• Honorary President
Nursultan Nazarbayev
Establishment3 October 2009
Area
• Total
4,242,362 km2 (1,637,985 sq mi)
  1. General Secretariat.
  2. Parliamentary Assembly.
  3. Turkic Academy.
  4. Europe Office.

The Turkic Council (Azerbaijani: Türk Şurası; Kazakh: Түркі кеңесі, Túrki Keńesi; Kyrgyz: Түрк кеңеш; Turkish: Türk Keneşi;[a] Uzbek: Turkiy Kengash), officially 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 is an intergovernmental organization whose overarching aim is promoting comprehensive cooperation among Turkic states. 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, Uzbekistan and Turkey. Turkmenistan is currently not an official members of the council due to its neutral stance. However, they are possible future members of the council.[5] Uzbekistan announced its intention to join the council on 30 April 2018,[6] and formally applied for membership on September 12, 2019.[7] Since late 2018, Hungary is an observer and may soon request full membership in the Turkic Council.[8]

History

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.[9]

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
татарча/tatarça: Төрки шура
Türkçe: Türk Keneşi
тыва дыл: Түрк кеңеши
українська: Тюркська рада
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: تۈرك كېڭىشى
中文: 突厥議會