Turkic Council Ad Hoc Senior Officials Committee (SOC) convened on 21-22 January 2019 in Istanbul.

Secretary General of the Turkic Council Baghdad Amreyev chaired the Ad Hoc SOC meeting attended by senior officials of the Member States. TURKSOY Secretary General Dusen Kasseinov, as well as senior representatives of TURKPA, Turkic Academy and Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation, also participated in the meeting.

During the meeting, the Parties exchanged views regarding the date, place, and theme of the Seventh Summit of the Turkic Council, which will take place in Azerbaijan this year and mark the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Nakhchivan Agreement.

Concerning relations between the Member States of the Turkic Council, the Secretariat informed senior officials in detail on the ongoing cooperation projects and activities with brotherly countries. The Parties also deliberated future steps to be taken by the Secretariat and the Member States for further developing relations with the Observer States and traditional partners.

At the ad hoc SOC meeting, the Parties also discussed at length the means for implementing the decision taken by the Heads of States of the Turkic Council at Cholpon-Ata Summit on Reforming the Cooperation Organizations of the Turkic Speaking States.

Secretary General was accompanied by Deputy Secretaries General Ömer Kocaman and Gismat Gozalov, Project Directors Assan Mazhitov, Zhyldyz Uzakova, Jeyhun Shahverdiyev, Özge Pan, Zhanar Nugumanova and Ersin Aydoğan.