November 2015

In Astana, Kerry Promotes Stronger Ties in Economy, Security

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By Malika Orazgaliyeva And Altair Nurbekov

It was a visit full of symbolism. It ranged from the presentation of the famous savoury and fragrant Almaty Aport apples to a foreign dignitary who was kind enough to recently say that apples are from Kazakhstan to that dignitary’s following in the footsteps of world leaders to deliver a Central Asia policy-setting lecture at the country’s newest flagship university.

Erdoğan-Davutoğlu strategy proved successful

By Murat Yetkin

In his speech right after losing parliamentary majority on June 7 elections, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu addressed his voters when he said “I got your message.” Not only him but also President Tayyip Erdoğan thought that Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) voters had “given a warning” because of a “power fatigue” for the last 13 years of rule and asked them not to “punish” the party. 

Joint Statement of the Fourth U.S. – Kazakhstan Strategic Partnership Dialogue

On November 2, 2015, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made an official visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan. During his visit, Secretary Kerry and Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov co-chaired the fourth meeting of the U.S.-Kazakhstan Strategic Partnership Dialogue. Secretary Kerry expressed the United States’ unwavering support for Kazakhstan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and congratulated Kazakhstan on the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate.