Prior to the 4th Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council), President Abdullah Gül met with Turkmen President Gurbangulu Berdimuhamedov; Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev and Azeri President Ilham Aliyev in the county of Bodrum. He later hosted dinner in honor of his guests.
The leaders during the talks agreed to take concrete steps in terms of cooperation in such areas as the enegy, transportation and culture.
After the bilateral talks, President Gül hosted dinner in honor of his guests at the hotel where the talks were carried out. Attending the dinner were the Presidents of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. Turkmen President Berdimuhamedov is participating in the Turkic Summit for the first time.