From the speech of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev at the VI Summit of the Turkic speaking countries - Baku, Gulustan Palace, April 8, 2000

“…The VI Baku Summit proves ones more that the multilateral cooperation among our peoples and countries have produced brilliant results on the way of restoration of our common culture, traditions, history and national-moral values, as well as opened wide perspectives for the future. From this viewpoint, I think that the establishment of TURKSOY organization aimed at the study of national-cultural heritage of our peoples and relations is a very important.

Our summits laid the foundation of another noble tradition. This is the common celebration of remarkable anniversaries of our distinguished personalities, leaders of our national culture, national eposes which are the pearls of the world culture, as well as distinguished and historical events in the life of our peoples…”