Forget Geneva and New York, off late, the cities of Istanbul, Almaty, Astana, Tashkent and Baku have emerged as the favorite diplomatic destinations, for conflict ridden countries to search for peace.

A common thread among all these cities is, they are all members of the world’s youngest forum, the Turkic Council, which includes Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkey, with Hungary and Turkmenistan as observers.

In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency, Secretary General of the Turkic Council Baghdad Amreyev explained that it was the geo-political positioning of these countries and more so, their friendly nature and attitude, that

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