21 December 2015 Istanbul

The Second Meeting of the Official Foreign Policy Research Centers of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council) Member States, hosted by the Center for Strategic Research of the Republic of Turkey (SAM), was held in Istanbul on 21 December 2015. During the meeting, the theme and format of the upcoming joint events and publications were discussed for the period 2016-2020 within the framework of cooperation between the member states.

Exchange of views were held on issues pertaining to the cooperation among Turkic Council member states with a focus on political, economic and cultural dimensions, recent economic and political developments in Eurasia, and creating a common agenda among Turkic states. The next meeting was decided to be held in May 2016 in Kazakhstan.

After the conclusion of the meeting, an official dinner to the honor of the participants was given by the Chairman of SAM of the Republic of Turkey, Prof. Ali Resul Usul. Also on the second day (22 December 2015) a cultural programme was organized for the guests which included tours to the historical and touristic sites of Istanbul.