Azerbaijan and TURKPA

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 Istanbul.

The TURKPA Regulations, Articles of Secretariat and Statement on the permanent accommodation of the Secretariat were adopted at the 1st plenary session of TURKPA on September 29, 2009. 

The TURKPA Chairmanship annually hands over from one country to another by means of rotation in the English alphabetical order. Currently H.E. Mr. Jamil Chichek (Republic of Turkey) is TÜRKPA Chairman-in-Office.   
 
The TÜRKPA Secretariat is located in the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan Baku city and has the status of international organization. Current TURKPA Secretary General is Mr.Jandos Asanov.  
 
The 1st Plenary Session of TURKPA was held in Baku, 29 September 2009. 
The 2nd Plenary Session were held in Astana on 27- 28 April 2011 
The 3rd Plenary Sessions were held in Bishkek on 14-15 June 2012
The 4th Plenary Sessions were held in Ankara on 11 June 2013. 
 
Azerbaijan - TURKPA relations 
 
On 29 September 2009 the 1st Plenary Session of TURKPA was held in Baku. The Regulations of the Assembly, Statute of the Secretariat and annual budget of the organization were adopted as well as election of the Secretary General and his deputies, were carried out at the session. 
 
On the basis of the joint agreement Mr. Ramil Hasanov was elected to the position of the Secretary General of the organization, representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Mels Semgaliyev, representative of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, Mr. Avazbek Atakhanov and representative of the Republic of Turkey, Mr. Kurshad Melih Sariarslan were elected as the Deputy Secretaries General. 
 
Baku Declaration of TURKPA was adopted at the end of the meeting.
 
On March 30, 2010 the Headquarters Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic speaking countries (TURKPA Secretariat) was signed. In this agreement the following basic principles are stated: the status and right of the secretariat, immunities and privileges, labor activity, communication, flag, emblem and marking of the Secretariat, identification, settlement of disputes.  
 
On April 20, 2010 the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan approved “Host Country Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Secretariat of Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic - Speaking Countries (TURKPA Secretariat)” and the corresponding law was signed by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. 
 
On 24 May 2010 the office of TUKPA was opened in the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
 
National Delegation of the Republic of Azerbaijan to TURKPA:
 
1. Ogtay ASADOV - Chairman of the Milli Majlis (Parliament) of the Republic of Azerbaijan
2. Ahliman AMIRASLANOV
3. Chingiz GANIZADEH
4. Igbal AGHAZADEH
5. İlham ALİYEV
6. Nizami JAFAROV
7. Sadagat VALİYEVA
8. Sevinj HUSEYNOVA
9. Ulvi GULIYEV