|Cooperation Council of
Possible future members
|Establishment||3 October 2009|
The Turkic Council (Azerbaijani: Türk Şurası; Kazakh: Түрік кеңесі; Kyrgyz: Түрк кеңеш; Turkish: Türk Konseyi) or, in full, the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (CCTS; Turkish: Türk Dili Konuşan Ülkeler İşbirliği Konseyi), is an international organization comprising Turkic countries. It was founded on 3 October 2009 in Nakhchivan. The General Secretariat is in İstanbul, Turkey. The member countries are Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey. The remaining two Turkic states, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are not currently official members of the council due to their neutral stance; however, they are possible future members of the council. The idea of setting up this cooperative council was first put forward by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev back in 2006.
Since 1992, the Turkic Language Speaking Countries Summit has been organizing amongst the Turkic countries. On October 3, 2009, four of these countries signed the Nahcivan Agreement.
The Turkic Council has three headquarters: The General Secretariat is in İstanbul, Turkey, the Turkic Academy is in Astana, Kazakhstan which was founded in 1992 in the former capital Almaty (and which has been relocated to the new capital Astana in 1997) and the Turkic Countries Parliamentarian Assembly is in Baku, Azerbaijan which was founded in 1998. The two organizations were coopted into the Turkic Council.
|Country||Population||Area (km²)||GDP (nominal)||GDP per capita (nominal) (2011)||Projected GDP per capita (nominal) (2015)|
Possible future members 
|Country||Population||Area (km²)||GDP (nominal)||GDP per capita
|Northern Cyprus||294,906||3,355||3.9 billion||$16,158|
The Turkic Council comprises the following sub-units:
- General Secretariat (İstanbul)
Presidents meet twice a year in a previously determined Turkic city. Bureaucrats and the Wise Men Commission meet on a regular basis.
- (Turkish) Turkkon.org
- TURKSOY Official Web Site, http://www.turkkon.org/ Missing or empty
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- "''The International Population Day'', The demographic situation in Azerbaijan, The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, 11 July 2011". Azstat.org. Retrieved 2012-10-09.