“Despite being part of the USSR for a long time, the Turkic states did not cut ties. Despite the repressions, we have preserved our common values, language, and culture,” Talgat Kaliyev, director of the Institute of Applied Ethnopolitical Research of Kazakhstan, said at a conference of think tanks of the member and observer countries of the Organization of Turkic States in Shusha, Report informs.

He emphasized the importance of cooperation between the Turkish states.

The expert proposed to increase the number of flights between the capitals of Turkish countries and make the prices of air tickets affordable to expand the close interaction and cultural exchange, which will create a good opportunity for the development of the tourism potential of the countries that are members of the Turkic State Organization.