Istanbul, November 12, 2021 (TDI): President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has been conferred with “Supreme Order of the Turkic World” today at the 8th Summit of the Cooperation of Turkic-Speaking States in Istanbul.
This Supreme Order was presented to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan by the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan during this important summit held each year 8th Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States in Istanbul.
Supreme Order of Turkic World
This decision to confer the award to the President of Azerbaijan was made by the Council of Heads of the Turkic Speaking States. The statement has read that as a result of the historic victory in ensuring the liberation of the territories from Armenia under the Commander in Chief President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. As a result of this significant contribution towards the Turkic unity has resulted in peace, stability in the region.
On the recommendations and proposal from the President of the Republic of Turkey, this high award of the “Supreme Order of Turkic World” was conferred to the President of Azerbaijan. The final approval was signed by President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
In his speech on the occasion, President Erdogan praised the outstanding contribution made by Azerbaijan towards the unity and integrity of the Turkic world. He said that as a result of the 44 days of the patriotic war, the pending UN resolution was implemented finally. The re-establishment of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan has been a symbol of a Victory for the Turkic World.
The 8th Summit of Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council) held today under the presidentship of Turkey with the thematic objective of “Green Technologies and Smart Cities in the Digital Age” held on Democracy and Freedoms Island in the Sea of Marmara.
During the meeting, the organization’s name has been changed to the Organization of Turkic States.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart K. Tokayev, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, and Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, which is an observer state, has attended the summit. President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov also attended on behalf of Turkmenistan, which participated in the summit for the first time as an observer member.
There are several important decisions that were made during the summit including the change in the name. This step was made due to the adoption of a “Vision Document” for the next two decades.
During the Sumit, Turkey has assumed the Presidency of the Organisation from Azerbaijan.
Turkic Council to Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States
The Turkic Council was formed in October 2009 to promote cooperation among Turkic-speaking states. This was formed after the Nakhchivan Agreement was signed between Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey. Uzbekistan joined in 2019 in Baku while Hungary and Turkmenistan are observer states.
The organization has sub institutions Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic Speaking Countries (TURKPA), International Organisation of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY), International Turkic Academy, Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation, and Turkic Business Council.