Turkic countries to establish media coordination center (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 28 / Trend T.Hajiyev /
The Second Media Forum of the Turkic-speaking Countries and Communities will adopt a statement that will reflect initiative to establish the Coordination Centre of Turkic-speaking media outlets, Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Social and Political Department Chief Ali Hasanov said told journalists today.
"We will use the support and experience of all countries and societies while establishing the Coordinating Center," Hasanov said.
He said the First Media Forum of the Turkic-speaking countries was held in Turkey. The Baku forum involved considerably more delegates.
"If the First Media forum was attended by mostly media outlets of the Turkic-speaking states, the Baku Forum brought together representatives of the media-outlets of not only Turkic-speaking countries, but also of Turkic-speaking societies, autonomous regions and different communities from around the world," Hasanov said.
He said this forum is aimed to discuss the state of media in each participating country and search similarities in the creation and dissemination of information and joint activities in accordance with it.
Recalling that the Baku forum will adopt a Declaration on its future endeavors, Hasanov said the Declaration will reflect the principles of further cooperation of the Turkic media.
"We need to establish cooperation among the media outlets of the Turkic-speaking countries, as it does in other areas: among states, NGOs, at the level of formal and informal organizations," Hasanov said.
He believes the media outlets of the Turkic-speaking countries and organizations should continue to support each other on events occurring in each country and fill information needs of each others.
The Second Media Forum of Turkic-Speaking Countries and Communities started in Baku today.
The event is organized by the Press Council and the Fund of State Support to the Development of Mass Media under the President of Azerbaijan.
Attending the forum are representatives of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Northern Cyprus, Russian Federation's republics of Tuva, Sakha, Khakasiya, Kabardin-Balkar, Karachay-Cherkes, Tatarstan, Bashkordistan, Ukraine's Crimea Autonomous region, Moldova's Gagauz Autonomous Territory, European Turkish communities, Iraq, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia and Kosovo.