The 7th Meeting of the Council of the Turkish Speaking Countries (Turkic Council) opened in Baku, Azerbaijan on Tuesday 15 October, with the participation of Azerbaijani prime minister Ilham Aliyev, Turkish president recip Tayip Edrogan and other leaders from Turkic speaking countries.
During the meeting the Herads of State present honoured former Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev and gave him a special award.
The presidency of the Turkic Council has now been handed over from Kyrgistan to Azerbaijan.
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The German Chancellor joined the Turkish president on Friday morning for the official opening of the new German-Turkish University in Istanbul. The two leaders were expected to hold talks later on a range of regional and international issues.
Answering in parliament to a question by MP Sos Avetisyan, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said that Armenia has no desire to avoid meetings with the Azerbaijani side