The Republic of Turkey, as the first country recognizing the Turkic Republics in Central Asia and the Caucasus, which gained independence in 1990 with the dissolution of the USSR, immediately took action to rebuild its pre-independence blocked ties and to strongly structure its cultural, economic and political relations with these countries. The most important step taken to promote relations was the very first summit of the Heads of the Turkic Speaking States. After the progress made with the summits until 2010, these meetings gained an official status among the Turkic Republics and became an international organization as the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking Countries. Many joint works and projects carry out in the intended fields of cooperation between the member countries within the body of the Turkic Council or Türk Keneşi in pure Turkish. Areas of cooperation have also been identified for the development of trade between member states and the works were carried out as of the first Turkish Council summit.
This study examined the transformation process of the Turkic Council, established in 2010, which went from the summit stage to an organization and then investigated of the effects of Turkic Council on Turkey’s foreign trade with member countries in its 10th year.
Keywords: Turkic Council, Türk Keneşi, Turkic Republics, Foreign Trade, Export