South-South in Action: The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States – The Turkic Council

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South-South cooperation presents a dynamic and innovative toolbox to surmount today’s challenges in the development ecosystem and to serve as an important toolbox to address the needs of people. This toolbox that values partnership among equals based on the principles of solidarity and ownership constitutes a key instrument towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As a regional inter-governmental organization and a responsible international actor with inclusive and comprehensive approach, the Turkic Council attributes utmost importance to South-South cooperation in its endeavors to foster collaboration among its member States and across the region. Thus, the member States – Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey – boldly uses the South-South spirit in their individual efforts in development cooperation.

In this publication, the ways and means regarding how the Turkic Council implements South-South cooperation in promoting sustainable development at regional and global levels, will be explored while focusing on certain specific case studies in the cooperation areas such as tourism, customs and diplomacy. The close linkage of activities in different cooperation fields with the SDGs will also be addressed.