Baku, Astana, Bishkek and Ankara to create international media

Baku, Astana, Bishkek and Ankara to create international media

A document on the establishment of the International Turk news channel has been signed today at a meeting of Information Ministers and senior officials responsible for the media of the member countries of the Cooperation Council of Turkic States (the Turkic Council). The head of the Azerbaijani delegation, assistant to the President of Azerbaijan on socio-political issues, the head of the department of social and political issues of the Presidential Administration, Ali Hasanov, noted that the Turkic world needs a common information sphere.

After the meeting during the press conference Ali Hasanov said that the initiative of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to establish such an international news channel as a measure of confronting the information monopoly was supported by the leaders of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Kyrgyzstan.

"We consider that it is high time that we strengthened cooperation in the field of information and media of our countries. In particular, the signing of a memorandum between the national channels and information agencies. In this regard, coordination of efforts in this area are very important to us. The four Turkic-speaking states represented here have decided to create a common news channel," Trend cites him as saying. 

Ali Hasanov expressed confidence that in this way the image of the Turkic world in the eyes of the international community will become more positive. The International Turkish news channel will objectively and independently cover the events taking place not only in these four countries, but also in neighboring countries such as Russia and Iran.

The political scientist Aydin Mirzazade, in an interview with a correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza noted the closeness of the Turkic Council countries that reached this agreement today.