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July 12. Kazinform's timeline of major events

12 July 2018 07:00 158

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 12th of July. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on July 12.


In 1993, the International Organization of Turkic Culture (Türksoy) uniting the Turkic-speaking countries was established in Almaty by six founding members and permanent members of the Organization: the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Uzbekistan. It is mainly aimed at cooperation between the Turkic peoples to preserve, develop and transmit their common cultural heritage to future generations and promote it around the world.

A new container train route connecting South Korea, China, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan was launched in 2012. The route runs through South Korea, the Chinese port of Qingdao, the Alashankou-Dostyk international crossing on the Kazakh-Chinese border, and Ablyk station in Uzbekistan.

In 2014, a monument to Bayan Batyr (1714-1771), a heroic Kazakh warrior, was unveiled in Pavlodar. Bayan Batyr defended the Kazakh people and Homeland from the invaders.

In 2017, Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world, included Astana in the Best in Asia 2017 rankings. Astana ranked 5th among the most exciting spots to see. According to "a mirage of glass and steel with a stained-glass pyramid, golden skyscrapers and the world's largest marquee, Astana is the city that oil built and part of President Nazarbayev's futuristic vision".