January 9, 2023

University Towns in Kazakhstan: The case of Turkistan

The city of Turkistan has seen tremendous transformations over the past several years. From a small modest provincial city in southern Kazakhstan, it became a developing regional center home to over 200 thousand people. Over the past ten years, its population has increased by nearly 50%, which made it one […]
April 22, 2022

Mythology in Everyday Life in the Context of the Study of the Sacred Places of Turkistan

Researching the history and culture of Turkistan requires the joint study of more than one discipline. These are mainly fields such as archeology, ethnography and sociology. The cultural characteristics of Turkistan, the mythological analyzes of the region’s sacred places and legends help us to understand the changes in the mythical […]
May 27, 2021

New Opportunities in Turkestan’s Tourism

The tourism potential of Turkestan is directly related to the traditions of the region. It is possible to explain it with the cultural and historical artifacts that the city of Turkestan located on the Silk Road. It is obvious that these traditional values have a great influence on the touristic […]
February 8, 2021

Social Aspect in the Architecture of Turkistan

The culture and lifestyle of the residents are closely related to the location and architectural features of the city. Especially the formation and development of medieval cities in Central Asia and Kazakhstan are adapted to the social structure of the population and human life. Turkistan is one of the rare […]
November 23, 2020

How the Pandemic Changes City Life: Turkistan City Example?

The COVID-19 infection, which started to spread in many countries of the world in early 2020, caused the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the coronavirus as a global pandemic. The rapid spread of the pandemic around the world caused the closing of the borders between countries, the weakening of […]
February 24, 2020

Turkistan Special Economic Zone: Achievements and Opportunities

The main purpose of Kazakhstan’s economic policy is to promote sustainable development of the country’s well-being. For this purpose, several large-scale projects have been implemented throughout the country and of particular importance is the activity of special economic and industrial zones in the regions.  
November 8, 2019

Transport and Logistics Potential of Turkistan Region

Transport and logistics infrastructure re-mains a priority on the agenda of Kazakhstan’s economic development. Currently, there are several projects and programs for the development of transport infrastructure in Kazakhstan, which are being implemented in the border regions of the country.  
July 19, 2019

One-Year Anniversary of Turkistan Region: Achievements and Perspectives

On June 19, 2018, by the edict of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the South Kazakhstan region was renamed the Turkistan region and its administrative center was moved to the city of Turkistan. Shymkent received the status of a city of national significance. Other changes in the administrative-territorial structure of […]
March 29, 2019

Potential for Developing Cultural Tourism in Turkistan Region

Kazakhstan’s tourism industry ranked 81st out of 136 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitive-ness Index 2017. This indicates that the country’s rank has moved up from the 85th position in 2015. If we compare it with the rankings of other post-Soviet countries, we can see that […]
January 29, 2019

General Socio-Economic Profile of the Turkestan Region and the City of Shymkent

On June 19, 2018, Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a decree according to which Shymkent became a city of republican status along with the cities of Almaty and Astana. The administrative center was moved to Turkestan, and the region was renamed from South Kazakhstan to Turkestan. Thus, Shymkent became the 17th region of […]