The first summit of the Organization of Turkic States, formed instead of the Turkic Council, will be held in Samarkand on 11 November of this year.
As the Uzbek sources reports, during the meeting, the leaders will discuss economic, transport and trade issues.
The summit is expected to adopt the organization's strategic action plan for the next 5 years. During it, it is planned to award Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with the “highest medal of the Turkic world” and the national medal of Uzbekistan.
Before the summit, a meeting of the Ministers of Economy of the member countries of the Organization of Turkic States will be held in Samarkand on November 9, and a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the member countries of the Organization will be held on November 10.
The international organization “Turkic Council”, uniting modern states with the aim of comprehensive cooperation between the Turkic nations, was established on October 3, 2009 at the Nakhchivan by the Presidents of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Türkiye. On April 30, 2018, Uzbekistan joined them.
On November 12, 2021, at the VIII Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in Istanbul, the Turkic Council was renamed the Organization of Turkic States. At the same summit, Turkmenistan was admitted as an observer member of this organization. Since the end of 2018, Hungary has also had observer status in the Organization of Turkic States.
According to reports, the upcoming summit is expected to be attended by delegations of Azerbaijan, Türkiye, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as Turkmenistan and Hungary as observers.
The population of the Turkic States is around 150 million, cover an area of over 4.5 million square kilometers, and have a total GDP of around 1.5 trillion USD, ranking the 13th as a whole in the world.