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The Organization of Turkic States (OTS)


The Organization of Turkic States (OTS), formerly called the Turkic Council or the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States, is an international organization comprising prominent independent Turkic countries: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Uzbekistan. It is an intergovernmental organization whose overarching aim is promoting comprehensive cooperation among Turkic-speaking states. First proposed by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in 2006, it was founded on 3 October 2009, in Nakhchivan. The General Secretariat is in Istanbul.

Hungary, Northern Cyprus and Turkmenistan are the observer states.

During the 8th summit in Istanbul in 2021, the council reformed into an organization, with the name Turkic Council being changed to Organization of Turkic States.

Greater Asia: Turkey, Caucasus and Turkestan

Among the countries on the map, seven are “istan” countries. Only in Azerbaijan there is no “istan” suffix. This geography is two maritime geographies; Black Sea and Caspian Sea.
The Greater Middle East Project is a project that does not belong to us. I look at this map from the perspective of Great TurkeyGreat Turkey, not the Turkish world . Our future will be shaped by our actions in the geography represented by this map.
Turkey; It is large in all three continents in Europe, Asia, Africa.
The power in the north of Africa, in the southeast of Europe, in the interior, west and middle of Asia is always Great Turkey. Rather than naming these regions with geographical names such as the Balkans, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, it is extremely important that we greet these regions with the concept of Greater Turkey , which is a political characterization.
The neighbors on the map are Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China and Russia and Mongolia.
Turkey has recently turned its direction towards the Caucasus and Central Asia with an increasing speed. In this sense , the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus was included in the Organization of Turkish States as an observer member. Thus, the westernmost tip of the organization is in Hungary in the middle of Europe, and the southern tip is in Cyprus, in the center of the eastern Mediterranean.

The European Union, which is a Christian union, did not succeed or does not want to succeed, by taking the Turkish Commonwealth of States, Catholic Hungary and the TRNC, which the European Union does not recognize, into the status of observer members, the Turkish States Organization is not a religious union and has demonstrated its versatility from the very beginning.

This initiative will go further, and will increase the attractiveness of the Organization of Turkish States , which is in a strategic position between the European Union and the Shanghai Union , and expand it further.

Why shouldn’t orthodox Gagauzia be an observer member of the OTS?

Danube river, eastern Mediterranean, Black Sea, Caspian sea, Transoxiana; These are the waterways that will bring dynamism to this political unity and organization. Turkey, which is called Asia Minor in the literature, is actually a part of Greater Asia that extends into Europe.
The strategic positioning that we need to see and follow here is the key position of the Organization of Turkish States between the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the European Union. The Republic of Turkey, experiencing deep problems in establishing ties with the said CIT and EU organizations, eventually created its own organization.
The process of having a strong say in these regions will accelerate the Turkish language to become a common communication tool.
Among the neighbors of the organization, Turks are also densely populated. There are dense Turkish populations in Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Bulgaria, Greece and Ukraine.
Tired of making its country a buffer country for Europe, Asia and Africa by the western rulers and being called the Greater Middle East country, Turkey will position itself more strategically in the East, in Asia, within the Organization of Turkish States . Turkey, which is overwhelmed at home, shows its strength against the UN5 forces abroad.

Thus, after the founding leader Atatürk’s union structures such as the Balkan Pact and the Sadabad Pact, our country showed itself as the founding power of a union organization for the first time. In the process, doors were knocked in vain for almost 90 years, but they were not opened.

Therefore, Turkey is building its own Great Gate, which extends from the interior of Europe to the interior of Asia .




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