On 21 November 2023, TURKPA organized the Conference under the theme “15th Anniversary of TURKPA: Experience of the Past, Today’s Realities and Future Prospects” dedicated to its 15th anniversary of establishment in Baku.
The event was attended by the parliamentary delegations of Turkic states, representatives of inter-parliamentary organizations, Turkic cooperation organizations and other partner institutions as well as the heads of diplomatic missions of Turkic states accredited in Baku.
In his opening speech, Secretary General Mehmet Süreyya Er greeted the participants and noted that the past fifteen years of TURKPA was the solid foundation for the future activities of the Organization as great experience. He spoke about the various cooperative mechanisms and formats launched by the Assembly over the fifteen years. Secretary General emphasized that TURKPA was at the forefront of the rapidly developing cooperation processes in the Turkic World and fifteen years of positive experience and realities of the day allowed to confidently glance at the bright future of cooperation within the Assembly.
Bekir Bozdağ, Deputy Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye, the TURKPA Chairmanship-in-Office, Members of the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye Osman Mesten and Tahir Akyürek, Members of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan Malahat Ibrahimgizi and Fazil Mustafa, Member of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic Dastanbek Dzhumabekov, Former Secretary General of TURKPA, Member of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ramil Hasan, Head of Turkish Delegation to PAM Atay Uslu, Secretary General of PABSEC Asaf Hajiyev, President of the Turkic Academy Shahin Mustafayev, First President of the Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation Gunay Afandiyeva, Deputy Secretary General of the OTS Sadi Jafarov, Deputy Secretary General of CICA Zhang Ling, Deputy Secretary General of IPA CIS Aidyn Jafarov, Rector of the Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University Alpaslan Ceylan, Member of Board of Directors of the Union of Turkic Chambers of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) Mammad Musayev and Secretary General of TDBB Fahri Solak delivered speeches at the conference. The conference was moderated by Chairman of the TURKPA Commission on Legal Affairs and International Relations, Member of the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye Osman Mesten.
Congratulating TURKPA on the 15th anniversary of establishment and achievements of the past fifteen years, the participants exchanged views of the prospects of cooperation in the Turkic World.
The conference concluded with a family photo.
On the same day, TURKPA held a Reception devoted to the 15th anniversary of its establishment with participation of the parliamentary delegations of Turkic states, representatives of inter-parliamentary organizations, Turkic cooperation organizations, partner institutions, and diplomatic corps accredited in Baku.
Secretary General Mehmet Süreyya Er and the First Deputy Chairperson of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ali Huseynli addressed the guests at the Reception.
The event also featured the screening of video on the activities of TURKPA and musical program.