Turkic Organizations Sign Joint Action Strategy

A scene from the Turkic country representatives' meeting

ANKARA—Organizational leaders from member countries of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States met in Ankara and signed a joint action strategy agreement to coordinate activities, reported the Azeri Trend news agency on Wednesday.

The second such gathering, the meeting was chaired by Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag, who is charged with representing Turks living abroad, was attended by the heads of Turkic organizations in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey. First Deputy Chairman of the State Committee, Valekh Hajiyev, represented Azerbaijan at the meeting.

The meeting stressed the importance of a “Strategy of joint activities of ‘Diaspora’ organizations of Turkic states”. The head of the Department for Turks abroad and related communities Kemal Yurtnac highlighted the importance of the meeting claiming that its results will become apparent in the coming years.

“In particular, we believe it is very important to take this step along with all the Turkic countries. I believe that Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan will join us,” Yurtnac said.

In his speech, Valekh Hajiyev stressed the importance of combining the Turkic peoples as one “diaspora” to solve “problems of the Turkic world.”

Joint activities of the peoples will give them confidence, contribute to their promotion and help the Turkic peoples to take a different position in the future.

Hajiyev said the first Forum of Heads of Diaspora Organizations of Member Countries of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States was held in Baku as Azerbaijan also considers the issue important.

Bozdag, stressing the importance of the meeting, said the joint activities of communities abroad play an important role in resolution of many problems.

He noted that the Turkic Republics should make inter-republic relations productive, calling to base the joint work on a common culture.

“As a government, we will do our best to support the work in this direction,” Bozdag said.

Then, the member countries of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States signed a joint actions strategy agreement.

The program of the first Forum of Heads of Diaspora Organizations of Member Countries of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States, which will be held on June 21 in Baku, was also discussed within the meeting. It was decided that the panel discussions in three directions – America, Canada; Europe; Asia and the CIS will be organized within the forum along with the general session.

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6 Comments

  1. Tsayt said:

    This is Turkish/Azeri pan-Turanist push. They have specifically an anti-Armenian “strategy”, but it won’t work
    because Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have no desire to antagonize Russia with Turkish led anti-Armenian policies. Furthermore Turkmenistan has its own hostile issues with Azerbaijan concerning the division of oil-rich Caspian basin. Note the “target” areas of this so-called “joint action strategy” they are targeting countries and regions with important Armenian diaspora concentrations.

  2. zohrab said:

    outof all this turkeys motive is make more money even if it has to use its kin in other countries

  3. kevork halablian said:

    do relations make money that much everything for OIL.

  4. Alex Postallian said:

    I see crescent star indictive of COWARDS,and 5 cowards sitting behind,promoting a orgaization,that condones 11/2 million people murdered.

  5. Vindicated Man said:

    Note that two important countries do not attend those meetings. Uzbekistan, for instance, seems to have left that organization a long time ago.

  6. bestplace said:

    Armenia can only survive in the long run if it develops nuclear weapons. Due to its possession of more than 200 nukes Israel can lay back and smile at their Arab enemies. Why do you think Israel is so self-assured and arrogant in dealing with their Muslim cousins? Because they have NUKES! Lots of them!

    Armenia without nukes will never survive.

    Sad but true.

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