10th summit meeting of heads of state and government of the Turkish Speaking Countries will take place in Istanbul in September 15-16.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kyrgyzstan President Roza Otunbaeva, and Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguli Berdimuhammedov will meet on September 16 within the scope of the summit meeting.
During the latest meeting of the Turkish Speaking Countries which took place in Nakhichevan last year, the participants had decided to establish a Turkish Speaking countries Cooperation Council.
A final statement is expected to be issued and approved during this year's meeting which will put the Cooperation Council into effect.
Uzbekistan, which has not attended the summit meetings since 1999, and Turkmenistan do not take place in the Council.
The final statement also includes tangible developments such as declaring October 3 as Turkish Speaking Countries Day, establishment of a foundation in Baku to preserve Turkish cultural heritage, formation of an intercollegiate union and establishing a fund for research and development activities.
Ambassador Halil Akinci, expected to be elected as Secretary General of the Istanbul-based Cooperation Council, will assume the post for three years.
Turkish Speaking Countries Council will be comprised of five organs, namely Heads of State Council, Foreign Ministers Council, Committee of Senior Officials, Wisemen Council and Secretariat.
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