The current flag of the Turkic Council was adopted at its 2nd Summit, which took place in Bishkek on 23 August 2012 and officially raised on 12 October 2012.
The flag combines the symbols of the original four members: the light blue colour of the flag of Kazakhstan, the sun of the flag of Kyrgyzstan, the star of the flag of Azerbaijan and the crescent of the Turkish flag.
Brief History of the Turkic Council
The Turkic Council is an international organization between most Turkic Countries. The organization was established on October 3, 2009, by the Nakhchivan Agreement signed among Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey. In 2012, the flag of the Turkic Council was adopted.
According to Halil Akıncı, the founding Secretary-General of the organization the “Turkic Council has become the first voluntary alliance of Turkic states in history”.
On April 30, 2018, it was announced that Uzbekistan would join the Turkic Council and attend the upcoming summit of the organisation in Bishkek. It formally applied for membership on September 12, 2019.
Since late 2018, Hungary has been an observer and may request full membership. In 2020, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Ceppar stated Ukraine wanted to be an observer.