Turkish-speaking heads of state hold press conference
Following the 10th summit of the Turkish-speaking countries` Heads of State in Istanbul, the presidents held a press conference, AzerTAj state news agency reported.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul praised the summit`s work, saying it discussed "a vide range of important questions".
Mr. Gul said the summit participants decided to establish Cooperation Council of Turkish-Speaking Countries. The Turkish leader said Istanbul would be home to the Council`s secretariat. According to Mr. Gul, the Council will contribute to strengthening the relations among the member nations. The Turkish President said Turkish diplomat Halil Akinci was appointed as secretary general of the Council`s secretariat.
Mr. Gul said the heads of state decided to hold next year`s summit in Kyrgyzstan, an initiative of the Kyrgyz President. He expressed gratitude to the presidents for participating in the summit, emphasizing "such high-level meetings contribute to strengthening contacts between the brotherly nations".
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymuhammedov and Kyrgyzstan`s President for transition period Roza Otunbaeva thanked the Turkish leader for hospitality and the well-organized summit.
The heads of state, including Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev, answered questions from journalists.
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