The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council)
General Information. The resolution on establishing The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council) was affirmed at the 10th "Summits of the Heads of Turkic Speaking States" was held in Istanbul in 2009. The Business Council of Turkic-Speaking States was established in 2011. The Republic of Azerbaijan is represented by National Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Employers') Organizations of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Business Council.
Member States. Azerbaijan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan.
Observer state: Hungary.
Objectives. The major objective of the Council is to create a new common-turkic union for strengthening nations' union speaking same language and living in similar condition, enlarging social and economic relations.
Cooperation with Azerbaijan. The meetings of the Working Group on economy of Turkic Council and the meetings of economy ministers of the member states are held once a year, respectively. The suggestions on improvement of economic relations among the member states and the problems faced by the countries in economic sphere are discussed in the meetings. Meetings in 2012 and 2016 were held in Azerbaijan.
The 7th Summit of the Turkic Council meeting of Head of States was held on 15 October, 2019 in Baku. Within the framework of the 7th summit on 14 October, 2019 was held a Business Forum.
On 10th of April 2020 an extraordinary Summit of the Turkic Council was held through videoconference on the initiative and chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev with focus on the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. İn order to implement the directives of the abovementioned meeting an emergency meeting among the ministers of economy and heads of custom administration was held on 6th of May 2020. Being the current chair state of the organization the Minister of Economy Mikayil Jabbarov moderated the meeting.
On 9th of September 2020 a meeting was held between the Minister of Economy Mikayil Jabbarov and the Secretary General of the Turkic Council Baghdad Amreyev. The main topics of the meeting was a current state and the opportunities to expand cooperation between member states, as well as the development of a strategic concept "Turkic Vision - 2040" and other issues of mutual interests within the Turkic Council.
On November 2nd, 2020, the Ministry of Economy and the National Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Employers’) Organizations of Azerbaijan organized an extraordinary meeting of the Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) in Baku entitled "A new era of social and economic development of Azerbaijan". The Minister of Economy Mikayil Jabbarov made an opening speech at the meeting. Before the event, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received the Secretary General of the Turkic Council Baghdad Amreyev, the President of TCCI Mustafa Rifat Hisarciklioglu, the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan Adham Ikramov and the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kyrgyzstan Marat Sharshekeyev. Within the framework of the event, humanitarian (food) aid was sent on behalf of the Turkic Council to the families affected by the Armenian terror.
Negotiations are underway on the establishment of a Turkic Investment Fund within the Turkic Council.
10th meeting of the Ministers of Economy and 12th meeting of the working group on economics of the Turkic Council are planned to be held on 9-11th September 2021.