At the IX summit of the Heads of the Turkic Speaking States held in Nahchivan, Azerbaijan, on 3 October 2009, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed to set up an international research center tasked with conducting researches on the Turkic world.
On 25 May 2010, the Turkic Academy was founded at the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Presidents of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, and Turkey, Abdullah Gul, and well-established turkologist-scholars from the USA, Russia (Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Chuvashia, Yakuti), Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine attended the opening ceremony of the unique research center.
At the II summit of the Turkic Council held on 22–23 August 2012 in the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of the Republic of Turkey Abdullah Gul, the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev and the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Artur Rasizade signed an agreement on giving an international status to the Turkic Academy. Following completion of ratification procedures, the Turkic Academy, which was functioning in Kazakhstan from 2010, attained an international status on 28 August 2014.
Objective: To become a unique center coordinating scientific researches on the language, literature, culture, history of Turkic people from ancient times to the present-day and evaluating the contribution of the Turkic civilization to the human civilization on the basis of indigenous sources.
Mission: To spearhead scientific cooperation across the Turkic world, help the initiatives of scholars from Turkic-speaking states and organize academic meetings on a regular basis.