President Erdoğan Addresses Organization of Turkic States Summit

​President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the 10th  Summit of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS) held in the Kazakh capital of Astana.

The leaders discussed recent regional and international developments, their unwavering commitment to deepening cooperation within the Turkic world and enhancing solidarity among Turkic states as part of the OTS framework, during the historic OTS Summit held under the theme "Turk Time"​.

During his speech, President Erdoğan said that during its centennial year, Türkiye will continue advancing initiatives for peace, prosperity, and security in the Turkic world.

Furthermore, Erdoğan outlined the Organization's endorsement of the “Türkiye Century" vision for the forthcoming years, expressing their commitment to working diligently toward transforming this era into what he referred to as the “Turk Time."

“The protocol on the amendment of the Nakhchivan Agreement was ratified by our National Assembly on October 3, the Turkic States Cooperation Day. We completed the internal ratification process of the protocol as of November 1. I invite all member states to take the necessary steps for the implementation of the protocol as soon as possible. Our existing potential in many areas of cooperation, such as trade, economy, energy, and transportation heralds much more for us," President Erdoğan further remarked.

President Erdoğan also expressed his intention for the implementation of the Turkic Investment Fund, the foundation agreement of which was signed during the Extraordinary Summit in Ankara and added, “Our Parliament ratified the agreement related to this issue. Mega-projects in energy and transportation infrastructure have always regarded as the Turkic States' top areas of cooperation. Concrete examples include the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline, the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum Pipeline, and the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline."​​

President Erdoğan further said that Turkic states should strengthen cooperation to reduce barriers to transit and trade, expand transportation networks, and facilitate border crossings and visa procedures.
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