Articles by Ugur Turan

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

Environmental Dimension Plays Increasingly Prominent Role on CICA Agenda

Environmental issues, which are extremely relevant today, have become more pronounced due to the increasing energy demand and population. Environmental problems have been aggravated by globalization, prompting leading policymakers and all stakeholders to take action within economic, social, and political frameworks. Each country has set ambitious goals to tackle environmental challenges but how will the…