The Presidency's Directorate of Communications held the "Vision for Greater Türkiye" panel in its headquarters' Conference Hall in order to promote cooperation among Turkic states on international platforms and foster a sense of unity and solidarity among nations.
The panel explored themes related to building a greater sense of unity and solidarity among nations in the Century of Türkiye with a special emphasis on promoting unity among Turkic states based on shared history, language, and values.
During the panel, it was emphasised that the Turkic World Vision 2040 document, which was adopted at the 8th Summit of the Organisation of Turkic States held in Istanbul on November 12, 2021, is an integral part of the Century of Türkiye objective and the vision of transforming the 21st century into the "Turkic Century."
The first session of the two-part panel took place with the title "2040 Vision of the Turkic World: Shared Future, Shared Cause."
The session was moderated by Prof Hasan Ali Karasar, Rector of Cappadocia University, while Member of Presidential Security and Foreign Policy Council Prof Aygun Attar, Head of the History Department at Yeditepe University Prof Ahmet Taşağıl, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University Faculty Member Prof Ainur Nogayeva and Expert of TURKSOY for Siberia Dr Timur Davletov addressed the audience.
Prof Attar assessed the impact of Turkish-Azerbaijani relations on the Turkic world and the significance of the Organisation of Turkic States. Referring to the relationship between the member states of the Organisation of Turkic States, Attar stated that the solidarity between Türkiye and Azerbaijan resulted in the victory of Karabakh, which had a significant impact on Turkestan geography.
Concerning the significance of states' and scientists' work on the Turkic world, Prof Taşal emphasised that the point reached in these studies is exciting. Taşal stated that new information about the old and new sides of Turkic history is emerging every day and that this information has made Turkic culture much richer in all areas.
Prof Nogayeva emphasised how the Organisation of Turkic States has evolved over time and urged its members to take action on issues they have in common.
The Expert of TURKSOY for Siberia Dr Davletov emphasised that Türkiye is a "role model" in the Turkic world and commentated that its growth in the defence industry is a significant development in the growth of the Century of Türkiye that is appreciated by all states.
The second session of the panel was held under the title "Cultural Heritage of the Deep-rooted Past in the Construction of a Shared Future".
In the session moderated by NTV Foreign Relations and Foreign News Coordinator Ahmet Yeşiltepe, Kyrgyzstan Yusuf Has Hacip Balasaguni University Faculty Member Prof Tyntchtykbek Chorotegin, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Hacı Bayram Veli University Prof Fırat Purtaş, Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University Faculty Member Prof Hülya Kasapoğlu Çengel, and the Secretary of International Relations of the Authors' Union of Azerbaijan and the Vice President of the Authors' Union of TURKSOY Salim Babullaoğlu, participated as speakers.
Highlighting the importance of conveying the shared historical heritage and awareness to the new generation, Prof Chorotegin said that every nation can contribute to the world by preserving its colours and cultural heritage. Calling to mind that the Republic of Türkiye gained its independence 100 years ago, beginning with the Huns and other Turkic states, Chorotegin emphasised that it was of great importance that Türkiye was the first country to support the Turkic States that gained their freedom following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Prof Purtaş pointed out the value of the concept of cultural heritage and stated that this concept is a constantly enriching phenomenon and that the Turkic world has great richness in this sense. He stated that Turkic States had identified themselves under the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States for many years and that coming together under the umbrella of the Organisation of Turkic States was a very remarkable stage at the moment.
The panel concluded with the completion of the sessions following the opening addresses of the Presidency's Director of Communications Fahrettin Altun, the Secretary General of the Organisation of the Turkic States Ambassador Kubanychbek Omuraliev, and the Secretary General of TURKSOY Sultan Raev.