The meeting of the Secretaries General of the member parliaments of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) with participation of the Secretaries General of the inter-parliamentary organizations having an observer status in the PABSEC took place on 6 February 2017 in Istanbul. The main topic of the meeting was "Cooperation between Parliamentary Assemblies and challenges for the countries of the Black Sea region".
Killing of dozens of innocent civilians in the evening of 31 December at the Reina night club in Istanbul is yet another manifestation of bloody terror. I strongly condemn this heinous attack on Turkey and offer condolences to those people who were bereft of their loved ones.
The opening ceremony of the new administrative building of the TurkPA Secretariat took place on 22 December 2016 with participations of the chairs of the parliaments of the member countries of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Turkic-speaking countries (TurkPA).