Ministerial/Senior Officials Meetings
Four meetings of Ministers of Education were held so far, while Senior Officials of the Ministries of Education (SOM) assembled six times with the last meeting taking place on 15-16 June 2017 in Istanbul.
Pursuant to the instructions given at the Summit of the Heads of State of the Turkic Council in 2015, the Common Turkic History Textbook, one of the concrete projects of the Council carried out in the field of education, which is prepared by the International Turkic Academy with the contributions of the Member States and which is in the final stage of realization, was discussed at length at the meeting. Likewise, the preparations of the Common Turkic Geography Textbook and the Exchange Program for Experts in the field and their prospective launch were among other issues of the agenda.
The realization of the Second Exchange Program for Secondary and High School Students, the first of which was hosted by Turkey in 2016, and the Orkhun Process concerning the Exchange of Lectures and Students of the Turkic Council Turkic University Union planned to start in the 2017-2018 academic year as a pilot project were also included in the agenda of the meeting.