Extraordinary Summit of the Organization of Turkic States Convenes in Ankara

​​​​​​The Extraordinary Summit of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS) dedicated to the theme of “Disaster-Emergency Management and Humanitarian Assistance" convened in Ankara upon the initiative of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Kazakh President KassymJomart Tokayev, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Chairman of the People's Council of the Turkmen Parliament Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Ersin Tatar attended the summit where multilateral cooperation and coordination mechanisms against disasters were discussed.

The leaders signed the Ankara Declaration during the summit, emphasizing the importance of timely deployment of search-and-rescue teams, rapid delivery of humanitarian relief in response to disasters, as well as bilateral and multilateral cooperation and coordination in the OTS Region and around the world for preventing, responding to, and overcoming natural disasters in line with the “Turkic World Vision 2040."

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