Russia ready to join the Turkic Council


July 26, AtoZForex - The Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (CCTS) is an international organization, consisting of some of the Turkic - speaking countries. As of now, the member countries are Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey. Apparently, Russia also wants to join the union.

What is the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States?

CCTS’s main purpose is further improvement of the comprehensive collaboration between the Turkic Speaking States. Additionally, the peace and stability in the region and in the world are the elements of the overall CCTS’s mission. As it is stated in the official website of the organization:

“The Turkic Council is an intergovernmental organization committed to the purpose and principles of the Charter of the United Nations (UN) and other universally recognized principles and norms of international law, including sovereign equality, territorial integrity and inviolability of internationally recognized borders of states, as well as the maintenance of international peace, security and development of good-neighborly and friendly relations and the cooperation among member states.”

Russia ready to join the Turkic Council

As it appears, Russia is ready to consider the possibility of joining the CCTS, as it is reported by the head of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Sergey Lavrov. He also commented:

“We have Turkic people and Turkic culture, which is not disappearing, and, as any of the other cultures of any of the nations of Russia, is protected by the government. There is an international organization - The Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States, where Russia is not present, as one of the requirements states that the majority of population should be Turkic. But I personally don’t see any problem in joining this organization.”

Mr. Lavrov highlighted that if this organization will be accepting the countries, where most of the population is not Turkic, Russia “will certainly consider joining the CCTS”. He added:

“Moreover, it would be, probably, interesting and useful from the point of view of the necessity of highlighting the fact that the Turkic nations are not isolating.”

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  1. Syed Sharfuddin says:

    Pakistan should be invited by CCTS to join this inter-governmental organisation as an Observer State or as a Associate Member because its national language Urdu derives its grammar and vocabulary from the family of Turkic languages. Pakistanis do not speak Turkish but they can learn Turkish in less than 6 months due to the many common roots in Urdu and Turkic languages. The culture, traditions and racial stock of people of Pakistan can also be traced back easily to the Ottoman Turkic regions. Finally, Pakistan can offer a lot to CCTS in terms of its development potential, institutional infrastructure, strategic location and geographical contiguity with the Turkic states in the area comprising the present region of Central Asian Republics.

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