Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-Speaking Countries (TURKPA) was established on November 21, 2008, according to the Agreement signed by the Heads of parliaments of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, and the Republic of Turkey in the «Dolmabakhche Saray» located in Istanbul city, Republic of Turkey.
On September 29, 2009, the Ist plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-Speaking Countries (TURKPA) was conducted in the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan Baku city. The TURKPA Regulations, Articles of Secretariat and Baku Declaration, and Statement regarding the permanent accomodation of the Secretariat in Baku city were adopted at the plenary session.
The TURKPA Chairmanship annually hands over from one country to another by means of rotation in the English alphabetical order.
The TURKPA Secretariat is the authority located in the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan Baku city and has the status of international organization.