“Early parliamentary elections and elections for the local representative bodies in the Republic of Kazakhstan were held in compliance with the national legislation of Kazakhstan and international election standards”, said Mr. Halük Ipek, Head of TURKPA’s international election observing mission, member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey at the concluding press-conference held in Astana on 21st March.
On 18 March 2016 the Grand National Assembly of Turkey hosted the 2nd workshop on harmonization of national legislation of the member countries on the common legislative issues in protection and development of cultural property within the activities of TURKPA.
The election observation mission of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Turkic-speaking Countries (TURKPA) arrived in Astana to carry out a short term monitoring of the early parliamentary elections to the Majilis (Lower House) of the Parliament of Kazakhstan to be held on 20th March.
On 14 March 2016, TurkPA Secretary General participated in the opening ceremony of the 2nd International Tarakama Charshamba Folklore Festival in Gagali village of Agsu region organized by MIRAS Social Organization of Studying of Cultural Heritage and with support of Agsu region Executive Power.
Secretary General Jandos Asanov took part in the opening ceremony of the 4th Baku Global Forum being held on 10-11 March 2016 in the capital of Azerbaijan. The Forum was organized by Nizami Ganjavi International Center with support of the State Committee on Work with Diaspora of Azerbaijan within the framework of cooperation with the Inter-Action Council, Club of Madrid, Library of Alexandria, Club of Rome, World Academy of Art and Science.