And what did Erdogan talk about with the heads of state of the Turkic Council in Istanbul
On November 12, Istanbul hosted the eighth regular Summit of Heads of State of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States (Turkic Council) formed in 2009. Besides the host of the event, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan it was attended by the presidents of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, as well as the Prime Minister of Hungary Victor Orban… The President of Turkmenistan arrived on the shores of the Bosphorus Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov – his country received observer status in the Turkic Council (TC). A month ago, the Kiev authorities wished to receive a similar status.
Source: Voice of Turkey
In his speech, the President of Turkey spoke about the need to jointly fight against “All forms of terrorism” (including the Fethullah Gulen movement banned in Turkey), as well as with the so-called “Islamophobia and xenophobia, which are the plague of our time”… He is sure that by “The united states of the Turkic world”as some Turkish observers call the CU, such an “integral part” as the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” will also join. Presenting the “Highest Order of the Turkic World” Ilham Aliyev, Erdogan took over the chairmanship of the CU from him.
“The name of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States will be changed to the Organization of Turkic States. With the new structure, the organization will grow, develop and prosper faster and with great perseverance, ”
– said the Turkish president. Having opened a new building of the General Secretariat of the organization headed by Baghdad AmreevThe heads of state discussed a wide range of issues of regional cooperation, not losing sight of both “green technologies and smart cities in the digital age.” In connection with the increased frequency of natural disasters, Erdogan proposed to create a “Civil Protection Mechanism” to coordinate joint efforts. The Turkic Development Investment Fund is also being created – these two organization will join the already rather large list of various structures and initiatives operating under the auspices of the Customs Union.
The activities of some of them sometimes take on a very ambiguous character. So, a while ago Telegram-the channel of the Türkic Academy of Sciences related to the Customs Union presented the largest territorial constituent entity of the Russian Federation – the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) as one of the “Turkic state formations unrecognized by the world community”… And although then the scandalous entry was removed, the veil of allegedly non-political initiatives will not hide the dreams of supporters of the “greatness of the Turkic world” …
The Republic of Sakha and Tatarstan are considered by some Turkish media to be separate “countries”
Having approved the final Istanbul Declaration, the heads of state also adopted the guiding document “Vision of the Turkic World – 2040”. “We should be united not only by historical and cultural roots, but also by a vision of further development.”, – said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu… In his opinion, the Turkic-speaking countries should determine the development of processes, and not react to them, which “Possible only if there are mechanisms for prompt decision-making”…
There is no doubt that work in this direction will advance with the persistence and consistency characteristic of the current Turkish leadership. Observers note that the meeting in Istanbul is intended to increase Turkey’s importance in the eyes of the “world community” and allow Erdogan to move to a higher level of influence in Central Asia.
The promotion of integration projects within the framework of the idea of uniting Turkic ethnic groups intensified as the idea of ”Muslim unity” withers away with the leading role of Ak-Saray (the presidential palace in Ankara). The Radical Party of the Nationalist Movement is a partner of Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party in the Grand National Assembly (Parliament) of Turkey. Devleta Bahcheli, which raises the ideology of Pan-Turkism and Pan-Turanism on the shield.
As we move towards the 2023 parliamentary and presidential elections, nationalist and expansionist tendencies in Turkish politics will intensify.
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