ICSS & SIGA
Turkic Council and the ICSS (International Centre for Sports Security), a not-for-profit organization striving to develop stronger international policies, strategic reforms and solutions to safeguard sport, signed an MoU in August 2015 in Istanbul.
ICSS and its youth-related branch, Save the Dream, participated at the Second World Nomad Games and produced a promotional film of the Games. The film broadcasted in major sport platforms, social media and TV channels, along with articles published in reputable magazines, has been instrumental in introducing our culture and traditions to the world. Similarly, Turkic Council and the ICSS co-organized a panel on the theme of “Sports as a Means to Prevent Violent Extremism” at the international conference on the “Role of Youth in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE)” co-hosted by the Turkic Council and UNAOC on in October 2016 in Istanbul.
Furthermore, Turkic Council has become a part of the Sports Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) in April 2016, a global initiative rallied in defense of the purity and integrity of sport, as a founding member. Turkic Council Secretary General was elected as the Vice Chairman of SIGA Council in the 8th SIGA General Assembly in 2018. The Chairman of the SIGA Council is the internationally-recognized politician, Franco Frattini, who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy and Vice-President of the European Commission.
Secretary General paid two official visits to the headquarter of the ICSS in Doha to discuss future course of cooperation between the two organizations as well as met with influential Qatari officials such as the Prime Minister, Minister of Culture and Sports, Vice Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.