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Organization of Turkic States

Türk Devletleri Teşkilatı, TDT

Last modified: 2023-11-25 by zachary harden
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[Turkic Council] image by Zoltan Horvath, 19 August 2013

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The Turkic Council is an international inter-governmental organization of countries with Turkic languages as their national official language and includes Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey, which were the four founding members in 2009. Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are Ā«possible future membersĀ». Its full name is Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (Türk Dili Konuşan ülkeler İşbirliği Konseyi in Turkish).
More information:
António Martins, 18 March 2016

In November 2021, the organization was renamed the "Türk Devletleri Teşkilatı, TDT" (English: Organization of Turkic States, OTS) during the VIII Turkic Council Summit, held on November 12, 2021 in Istanbul.
Esteban Rivera, 11 April 2023

The Flag

Turkic-speaking countries have agreed on a single flag at their summit in Bishkek. The statement came from Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. He said the flag combines the symbols of four countries. "The flag combines the Sun on the flag of Kyrgyzstan, blue color of the flag of Kazakhstan, the star of the Azerbaijani flag and the crescent of the Turkish flag. Our countries will move forward thanks to this unity". He said that no project are possible in Eurasia without the participation of a Turkic state.
: 25 August 2012
Vanja Poposki, 26 November 2012

In the summit of Bishkek 25 August 2012 was adopted a flag to represent the countries (not peoples) speaking Turkish languages. The flag is blue (Kazakh color) with a white sun (Kyrgyzstan), within the sun a half moon (Turkey) and a eight-pointed star (Azerbaijan)
Jaume Ollé, 06 April 2013

This is the flag:
And here's a picture of a desktop flag:
Esteban Rivera, 06 April 2013

Its flag is light blue (the Turanist/Pan-Turkic color) with a central device in white. It combines elements of the national flags of its four founding members, namely the Turkish crescent and the Azeri star (both light blue) on the Kyrgyz sun (in white) on the Kazakh background.
António Martins, 18 March 2016


[Turkic Council] Source; image by Esteban Rivera, 11 April 2023