An extraordinary meeting of the Summit of the Heads of the member Countries of the Organization of Turkic States (OTG) was held in Ankara (Republic of Turkey) on March 16.

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, opening the event, drew the attention of the meeting participants to the consequences of the devastating earthquakes that occurred in Turkey in February this year.

He expressed gratitude to the leaders of the Turkic states for the support and assistance provided to Turkey during this difficult time.

The meeting continued under the chairmanship of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

In his speech, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov stressed that the Kyrgyz people share the grief of the Turkish brothers who are experiencing the severe consequences of the disaster. Kyrgyzstan once again confirms that it is ready to support and assist in all efforts of the Turkish government to eliminate the consequences of the earthquake in such a difficult time.

The Head of Kyrgyzstan also stressed that the Kyrgyz side attaches great importance to regular meetings at the highest level between the member states of the Organization. A high level of political dialogue between the participating countries remains.

The Summit was attended by the heads of the Organization's member states - Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov, Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Kazakhstan Kassym–Jomart Tokayev, Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, as well as leaders of countries and heads of delegations of observer states.

Following the results of the extraordinary meeting of the Summit of the heads of the participating countries, the final declaration and other documents were signed.