Developments in world show importance of Turkic states: Erdoğan

The developments in the world and in the region demonstrate once again the importance of the Organization of Turkic States, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, praising the growing ties between Türkiye and Turkmenistan.

"Developments in the world and especially in our region have demonstrated the importance of our union under the Organization of Turkic States. I would like to take this opportunity to emphasize again that we would like to see Turkmenistan, which is an observer member of the Organization of Turkic States, as a full member in our family assembly," Erdoğan said at a joint press conference with visiting Turkmenistan President Serdar Berdimuhamedov late on Oct. 26.

"On the basis of Turkmenistan's 'Permanent Neutrality Status,' we exchanged views on current issues facing our region, particularly Gaza," Erdoğan said. The Organization of Turkic States brings Türkiye, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan as full members, while Hungary, Turkmenistan and Turkish Cyprus State are observers.

Berdimuhamedow paid an official visit to Türkiye and held bilateral talks with Erdoğan. The two countries signed 13 agreements to bolster ties.

"During the talks, we realized that we have similar perspectives with Turkmenistan on many issues," Erdoğan said. "Our relations, based on common history, language, religion and culture, are growing stronger every day on the basis of mutual respect, cooperation and common interests."

Erdoğan informed that the agreements signed during the talks include cooperation "energy, transport, trade, information technologies, small and medium enterprises, environment, meteorology and climate change, agriculture, standardization, accreditation, media, human resources management, youth and...

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