In 2023 – after Bukhara – it is now Istanbul that has become the Youth Capital of the Turkic World. The opening ceremony was held in the Atatürk Cultural Center on May 4, with the participation of the representatives of the ministries of the Turkic states responsible for youth issues, as well as the delegations of the young entrepreneurs from the member and observes states of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS).
On the margins of the opening ceremony, the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Türkiye – in cooperation with the Organization of Turkic States – organized the Second Young Entrepreneurs Forum of the OTS, as well as the Fifth Young Leaders Forum of the OTS. Hungary was represented by the National Association of Young Entrepreneurs (FIVOSZ) and National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers (VOSZ). The management of the section of the young and beginner entrepreneurs are highly successful in organizing events, IT, confectionary, jewellery, newspaper writing, trading in cars, and in the field of meat and grain industry.
H.E. Ambassador Kubanychbek Omuraliev, the Secretary of the OTS held a meeting with the heads of the delegations from the Turkic states, taking part in the opening ceremony. During the discussion, the participants covered the youth and sports issues on the agenda of the OTS, as well as the current and future youth projects in the framework of the Organization.
Secretary General Omuraliev conducted a detailed discussion with the delegation headed by H. E. Indira Hajiyeva, the minister for youth and sports of Azerbaijan.
Following the opening ceremony, Secretary General Omuraliev held a bilateral meeting with the leadership of VOSZ – FIVOSZ. He invited them to the Secretariat of the OTS where he briefed them on the activities and objectives of the OTS in the economic and entrepreneurial sector.
The representatives of VOSZ – FIVOSZ also met H. E. Attila Pintér, to Consul General of Hungary to Istanbul, as well as an aide to the Office of the Hungarian Export Promotion Agency (HEPA) in Istanbul.