The Fifth Meeting of the TURKPA Commission on Legal Affairs and International Relations took place on 17 May 2016 in Ankara and hosted by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. The meeting was led by Mr. Haluk Ipek, Chairman of the Commission and member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
Secretary General Jandos Asanov attended the 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations opened in the capital of Azerbaijan on 26 April 2016 under the theme “Living Together in Inclusive Societies: A Challenge and A Goal”.
Azerbaijan has an important place within the community of nations as well as among the Turkic-speaking countries. Throughout many centuries it has been at the crossroads of cultures and civilisations, which is vividly reflected in the culture and language of Azerbaijanis. The country’s history saw many events and upheavals of regional and global scale. And it has been a quarter century since the nation restored its independence.
On 7 April 2016 workshop on combating desertification in Turkic-speaking countries was held in Konya with the support the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (GNAT) and the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA). The main aim of the workshop was to raise awareness among TURKPA member countries on combating desertification and it was organized in accordance with the Working Plan adopted at the first meeting of the TURKPA Commission on Environment and Natural Resources hosted by the GNAT on 2 April 2015.
In his letter to TURKPA Secretary General Mr Jandos Asanov Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan HE Mr Erlan Idrissov highly appreciates the work of the TurkPA election monitoring mission that observed early elections to the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan held on 20th March, 2016.