Democracy and Solidarity Summit
September 1, 2016

On the invitation of İsmail KAHRAMAN, Chairman of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey high-ranked delegations headed by the speakers and top officials such as Saleem Al-JUBOURI, Speaker of the Council of Representatives of Iraq and President of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States; Maja GOJKOVIC, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and President of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Parliamentary Assembly; Pedro AGRAMUNT, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe;Belal QASEM, Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean;David-Maria SASSOLI, Vice President of the European Parliament; Paolo ALLI, Vice President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly; Maria MUSSINI, member of the Parliamentary Assembly-Union forthe Mediterranean and Janseyit TÜYMEBAYEV, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Turkey on behalf of the Chairman-in-Office of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Turkic-speaking Countries (TurkPA) gathered in Ankara on 1st of September, 2016 for the Democracy and Solidarity Summit.

In his speech Mr İsmail KAHRAMAN, head of the Turkish parliament, member of TurkPA Council said that democracy, human rights and supremacy of the law are universal values and there is a need to fight for them for the sake of future generations. “The nation rose against the attempted coup, did not spare their lives and unfortunately we paid a heavy price for democracy. 241 people became martyrs and there are still 2 thousand 195 wounded”. The delegations attending the summit “represent 101 countries and 2 billion 900 million people and this is value and support given to Turkish democracy”, said Mr Kahraman.

The Chairman-in-Office of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Turkic-speaking Countires (TurkPA) was represented by the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Turkey Mr Janseyit TÜYMEBAYEV. The Kazakh Ambassador conveyed greetings of Mr Nurlan Nigmatulin, Chairman of the Majilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan, TurkPA Chairman-in-Office and while saying that TurkPA has always been faithful to such universally recognized values as democracy, human rights and supremacy of law, expressed strongest condemnation of the coup attempt that sought to overthrow legitimate government of Turkey.

The participants of the summit adopted a joint declaration.