Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi / The Turkish States, which left the former Soviet Union and gained independence, have succeeded in a democratic system, the 9th Turkish President Suleyman Damiral, said during the 11th meeting of friendship, fraternity and cooperation of the Turkic nations and societies in Baku.
According to Mr Damiral, the meeting has been held since 1993.
The transmission to a democratic system of the Turkish states from the Marxist system was not so easy for these countries, Mr Damiral noted.
There are problems with democratization in Turkey. "The main thing is to choose the right direction. In this direction Turkish states must not lose patience, belief, unity and must be proud of their nationality," Mr Damiral said.
The ex-President also touched upon terrorism and the poverty Turkish states are faced with.
Mr Damiral was awarder with the Orkhon-Yenisey award in the field of friendship, brotherhood and cooperation of the Turkish world.