Political Cooperation

The activities of the Turkic Council cover a wide range of cooperation between member states and according to the Nakhchivan Agreement, political coopeation is among the main goals and objectives of the organization. 

 


In political sphere: strengthening mutual trust between the parties; maintaining peace in the region and abroad; promotion of common positions on foreign policy issues; coordination of actions to combat international terrorism, separatism, extremism and cross-border crimes; promotion of effective regional and bilateral cooperation in all areas of common interest.
The principal mechanism of the political cooperation among the Turkic Speaking States is the annual summits of Heads of State. Foreign Ministers of Member States meet on a regular basis on the sidelines of the Summit at the meetings of Council of Foreign Ministers. Furthermore, Foreign Ministers hold additional meetings to discuss the topics of mutual concern. In this regard, informal meetings of Foreign Ministers as customary are held annually on the sidelines of General Assemblies of the UN since 2011.
While CHS and the CFM constitute the backbone of political motivation among the Member States, the Member States deepen political cooperation through other means as well, such as Senior Officials Committee meetings, Regular Security Consultations, Junior Diplomats Joint Training Programs, meetings of Official Foreign Policy Research Centers, and Election Observer Missions. Coordinating the activities of Turkic Speaking Diasporas is another issue on the agenda of the Turkic Council.
Moreover, Turkic Council Foreign Ministers, when necessary, issue a common view of the Turkic Council with respect to the developments taking place in the world. Expression of common views by the Turkic Council Foreign Ministers is a testament to the intense political cooperation that the Member States have endured within the framework of the Turkic Council.
Updated: 24.07.2020