Turkic Council’s name changed to Organization of Turkic States

The name of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council) has been changed to the Organization of Turkic States, according to a joint declaration of the Council's 8th Summit in Istanbul.

The declaration was issued following the summit held on the Democracy and Freedoms Island in the Sea of Marmara under the theme "Green Technologies and Smart Cities in the Digital Age."

"Turkish World 2040 Vision" initiated by the council's honorary chairman, Nursultan Nazarbayev, is accepted as a strategic document that will guide future cooperation in various fields where the Turkic states have common
interests," it said.

Also, instructions were given to prepare the "Strategic Roadmap of the Organization of Turkic States 2022-2026" for the implementation of the document.

Turkmenistan becomes observer country

Turkmenistan joined the Organization of Turkic States as an observer country and that would improve the solidarity and cooperation between the Turkic States and their peoples, the declaration emphasized.

It also praised Turkey for allocating its historical building in the Sultanahmet district in Istanbul to the council's general secretariat office.

Azerbaijan was congratulated for its victory of the liberation of a key city in the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan was supported, it said.

The declaration underlined that a fair, permanent, sustainable and mutually acceptable solution to the issue of Cyprus should be reached based on facts on the island.

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