OSCE

Interaction between the Turkic Council and the OSCE that was started in 2011 continued in an intensive way from 2014 onwards.  

Through its growing institutional relations with the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Turkic Council generating added value to the development and prosperity of Eurasia. Interaction between the Turkic Council and the OSCE that was started in 2011 continued in as intensive way from 2014 onwards.  

The Secretariat of the Turkic Council was represented at the OSCE Ministerial Council meetings in Belgrade in 2015, in Hamburg in 2016, in Vienna in 2017 and in Milan in 2018.  During these meetings, the common practice according to which the Member State assuming the Turkic Council Chairman-in-Office voices the joint expectations to further enhance the relations between the Council and the OSCE continued.

On the margins of his visit to Vienna to address the OSCE Permanent Council, upon the invitation of OSCE Serbian Chairmanship, Former Secretary General Ramil Hasanov met with Lamberto Zannier, then OSCE Secretary General on 21 July 2015 at the OSCE Headquarters. Moreover, Mr. Hasanov addressed the OSCE Permanent Council on 23 July 2015. In his address, noting that 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act, he underlined his firm belief that there is room to develop collaboration in all three dimensions of the OSCE between the two organizations and highlighted that such a development would be beneficial for the entire OSCE geography.

The Secretariat also attended the OSCE Asian Conference on the Changing Global Security Environment and Visions of Multilateral Security Co-operation in Asia held on 1-2 June 2015 in Seoul.  The Secretariat also participated in “OSCE Security Days” focusing on migration and security held on 4 March 2016 at the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy.

As a sign of solid cooperation between the two organizations, the youth representative and an expert of the OSCE participated in the international conference on the Role of Youth in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism, co-organized by the Turkic Council and the UNAOC. The said event also contributed to “the OSCE United in Countering Extremism” campaign.

The Secretariat attended the 2016 OSCE Asian Conference on Strengthening Comprehensive Security on 6-7 June 2016 in Bangkok; the OSCE Security Days focusing on migration and security on 4 March 2016 in Rome; and the OSCE business conference Connectivity for Commerce and Investment on 18-19 May 2016 in Berlin. Furthermore, Anna-Katharina Deininger, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairmanship-in-Office on Youth and Security participated in the GSSD EXPO 2017 held on 27-30 November 2017 in Antalya as the guest of the Turkic Council.