The Third Turkic Council Summit Meeting was held in Gabala
The Third Turkic Council Summit Meeting was held in Gabala

H.E. Abdullah Gül, President of Turkey attended the Third Summit Meeting of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council) held in Galaba, Azerbaijan.

Speaking at the Summit Meeting, President Gül emphasized that the Turkic Council Summits are the utmost reflection of the common wish of people of member states which are unity and solidarity. President Gül told that the decisions taken by the Turkish Council serve the common wishes and expectations of the people of sister countries.

Stressing that global realities necessitate an effective network of transport and communication for comprehensive cooperation and integration between countries and nations, “Economic and cultural integration of the Turkish world depends on the implementation of projects linking transport infrastructures of our countries” said President Gül.

President Gül pointed out that the main priority should be turning the Turkish world to one of the central regions of global economy and he expressed his belief that an important threshold will be crossed in this field through the projects to be implemented within the next few years.

Also underlining the wish for representation of the Turkish world as a whole at the Fourth Turkic Council Summit to be held in next year in Turkey, President Gül voiced the Turkey’s expectation for the participation of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to the next Summit.

For the detailed information on the meetings of President Gül at the Third Turkic Council Summit Meeting:

The process of Summits of Turkic Speaking States was initiated in 1992 with the aim of developing multilateral cooperation among Turkic Speaking Republics. In 2009, the process has been furthered by the Nakchivan Agreement signed by Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and has been turned into a regional cooperation organization under the name of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States in 2010. The Turkic Council whose Secretariat is in İstanbul with a Turkish Secretary of General, serves the furthering multilateral cooperation among these four sister countries which have a common ground.

The Third Summit of the Turkic Council Press Release, 16 August 2013