Speaker Şentop stated that Nakhchivan Agreement is a milestone on the road to consolidation of the Turkic world, “The agreement constitutes a solid ground for the unity of the Turkic world that is based on brotherhood.”
Şentop expressed that Nakhchivan Agreement is a milestone on the road to consolidation of the Turkic world that gets strength from common language, culture and history, “The agreement constitutes a solid ground for the unity of the Turkic world that is based on brotherhood.”
Speaker Şentop emphasized the fact that State Presidents of Turkic speaking countries first came together in 1992 and stated the following:
“After that year, they periodically organized new meetings and came together for the 9th time in 2009. Nakhchivan Agreement was also signed in 2009. Thus, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan established the The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States”.
Şentop indicated that the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States radicated within this 10 year period and it was later followed by International Organization of Turkic Culture (TÜRKSOY), Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic Speaking Countries (TURKPA), Turkic World Educational and Scientific Cooperation Organization (TWESCO) and various organizations related to the Turkic world.
Speaker Şentop pointed out that Uzbekistan will also be participating in the 7th Summit of Turkic Council which will be organized this year on October 15th in Baku and stated, “We are exuberated by Uzbekistan’s decision to join us. Hopefully, our big family will be even stronger from now on.”
Şentop pointed out the fact that Hungary became an observer member of the council in 2018 and a representation office of the Turkish Council was opened in Budapest this year in September, therefore the council’s flag is now waved in Europe.
Mustafa Şentop stated that, “We hope that Turkmenistan will also be joining us in the upcoming period, hence we wish that the Turkic world would be a little bit more complete under our council’s roof.”
Şentop expressed that, as Turkey, they will always be doing their part in order to strengthen the cooperation between Turkic states and stated the following:
“This is our duty and responsibility towards our brothers. We will fulfil our duties gladly, we will never evade our responsibilities. We are getting our strength from the presence of our brothers. We feel safer thanks to our brothers. We must build a safe and prosperous future together on the basis of our language, history, culture and brotherhood which brought us together in the first place.”