The Role of Organization of Turkic States (OTS) in Regional Security of Central Asia (ISFOneonOne)
The Organization of Turkic States (OTS) was established in 2009 with the name of the Turkic Council and took its current name at the Istanbul Summit in 2021. Among the member countries of the OTS, which was established to maintain comprehensive cooperation among the Turkic states and to contribute to regional and global peace and stability, are Türkiye, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, and the observer countries are Hungary, Turkmenistan and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. In addition to fields such as politics, economy, energy and education, OTS provides cooperation grounds in fields such as information and media, health, migration, agriculture, judiciary, development and humanitarian issues. OTS works on issues such as strengthening mutual trust between member countries and in Central Asia, maintaining peace, and developing effective regional and bilateral cooperation in all areas related to common goals. Within the scope of the panel to be organized, the role of OTS in ensuring security in Central Asia and its regional influence and potential will be discussed.