Turkish official hails Turkic Council for significant contribution to region, world
A senior Turkish official has said that the Turkic Council, uniting three continents and having income worth $2 trillion, is an important structure of international importance that makes a significant contribution to the well-being, peace and security of the region and the world.
The Turkish president's senior advisor, Yalcin Topcu, stressed that the 8th Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council) was hosted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan under the theme of "Green Technologies and Smart Cities in the Digital Age" in Democracy and Freedoms Island.
"We hope that the Summit of the leaders of the Turkic speaking states will contribute to the peace and prosperity for the Turkic world, the Islamic world and all mankind," the senior advisor added.
Topcu added that the Turkic world has 300 million ancestors.
The senior advisor described the summit as very important in terms of time and international agenda.
"The activity and future of the Turkic Council, including the Vision Document for the next 20 years, as well as the issue of renaming the Turkic Council which was proposed by the Turkic World Elder Nursultan Nazarbayev, will be discussed at the 8th Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States," the senior advisor said.
Topcu said that the chairmanship of the Turkic Council will pass from Azerbaijan to Turkey.
"I hope that the bilateral meetings of our president with the leaders of friendly and fraternal countries on this occasion will have very important results," the senior advisor said.
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