The Organization of Turkish States supports for the Kazakh President

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The Organization of Turkish States announced its support for President Kassym-Gomert Tokayev’s reform agenda aimed at promoting “the well-being of the brotherly people of Kazakhstan”.

This came in a statement on Tuesday after an emergency meeting of the foreign ministers of the Organization of Turkish States via video conference technology.

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The organization reiterated its readiness to provide the necessary support to the administration and people of Kazakhstan to overcome the current crisis.

The statement stressed the importance of achieving stability in Kazakhstan and linking the region (Central Asia) to its stability.

The organization affirmed its support for counter-terrorism operations against terrorists, extremists and criminals.

It is noteworthy that the meeting began with a minute of silence for the souls of the dead in Kazakhstan. In the statement, the participants expressed their wish for a speedy recovery for the wounded.

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The headquarters of the Organization of Turkish States is located in Istanbul and includes Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

As well as Hungary and Turkmenistan as observers, Turkey currently holds the rotating presidency.

The organization (formerly the Turkish Council) was established on October 3, 2009, and aims to develop cooperation between Turkic-speaking countries in many areas, including education and trade.

Erdogan also expressed his hope that a new government will be formed and the tension will end as soon as possible in Kazakhstan.

He affirmed his confidence that the people of Kazakhstan will overcome problems within the framework of mutual trust and dialogue.

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Erdogan indicated that his country is ready to share with Kazakhstan all its know-how and technical expertise if necessary.

The statement stated that President Erdoğan stressed, during his contacts with Aliyev, Jabarov and Merziyoyev, that the stability and security of Kazakhstan is important for the entire region, especially its neighbors.

It expressed his confidence that sisterly Kazakhstan would overcome this problem through dialogue.

On January 2, protests erupted in Kazakhstan over the increase in LNG prices, including looting and riots in the city of Almaty.​

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On January 5, the government announced its resignation against the backdrop of the protests, followed by the imposition of a state of emergency across the country with the aim of maintaining public security, according to local media.