Areas of Cooperation

Turkic Council, in accordance with adopted operational principles, aims to transfer existing bilateral cooperation in various areas between the member states into multilateral cooperation. In this regard, existing or potential cooperation barriers are identified, afterwards actions are taken in order to eliminate or prevent

them, then necessary steps on development of cooperation are made and new areas of cooperation are opened. In this connection, working groups consisting of experts of member states on all cooperation areas of Turkic Council are formed. Decisions taken by these groups are reflected as a separate document and are followed carefully. The whole work is done single-handedly and duplication is avoided.
Political Cooperation
The main mechanism of the political cooperation among Turkic Speaking States is the annual summits of Heads of State.
Economic Cooperation
The "Economic Cooperation" identified as the main theme of the First Summit of the Turkic Council has a priority in the framework of the partnership between our member countries.
Youth & Sports
Emphasizing the importance of policies in the field of youth and sports and considering their educational, cultural and economic role, the Heads of States dedicated the Sixth Summit of the Turkic Council to the theme of “Youth and National Sports”.
Education & Science
Common culture, language and history of the Turkic Speaking States are the main pillars that underpin the cooperation under Turkic Council, making this regional cooperation unique in comparison to others. It was symbolic that the Second Summit of the Turkic Council was held under the theme of “Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation”.
Transport
Turkic Council has placed a special emphasis on bolstering transport linkages among the Member States across the Trans-Caspian International East West Middle Transport Corridor (Trans-Caspian Corridor).
Customs
A total of 6 meetings of Heads of Customs Administrations, 9 Working Group Meetings on Customs Cooperation, one Technical Meeting of Experts on Preliminary Information Sharing, one “International Workshop on Risk Management” have been organized up to this date.
Tourism
The Fourth Summit of the Turkic Council was dedicated to the theme of “Tourism Cooperation”.
Diaspora
The critical role of diasporas in promoting the image of the Member States as well as raising awareness abroad on issues of common concern to the Turkic Speaking people is crucial.
ICT
The Member States emphasize the importance of policies on ICT considering their economic and social role.
Information & Media
Considering the role of media and information in international relations and importance of developing cooperation in this field, the Fifth Summit of the Turkic Council was devoted to the “Cooperation in Media and Information Sphere”.