The media forum of the Turkish Council has kicked off in Istanbul, Turkey. The event is organized by the Republic of Turkey Directorate of Communications under the slogan “Rooted past, strong future.”

The media forum will discuss the development of cooperation in the sectors of media, TV series, and movies in the Turkic world, as well as ways to combat social media and disinformation jointly.

The event is attended by media representatives from the Turkic Council member states – Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, observer state Hungary, Turkmenistan, and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, academics, high-ranking officials of government agencies and organizations, social media phenomena, university students.

Azerbaijan is represented at the media forum by a delegation led by Hikmat Hajiyev, Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan – Head of the Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration. The panel includes some government officials, representatives of academia, and the media.

The panel on “Victory born of unity: Karabakh” will emphasize the importance of demonstrating strong solidarity between Azerbaijan and Turkey during the 44-day Patriotic War, which resulted in the Victory in Karabakh. The steps to be taken to further develop relations between these countries in all areas will be discussed.

In addition, the media forum will host panels on a number of topics, such as “Common Cultural Future: TV Series and Film Sector in the Turkic World”, “Unity of the Turkic World from Past to Future”, “Building the Future as the Turkic World”.

The event will last until October 24.