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
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?
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 .