On 31 October 2008, the Republic of Kazakhstan (“RoK” or “Applicant on Annulment” or “Applicant”) submitted a timely application for annulment (“Application”) of the Award which was rendered on 29 July 2008 in favour of Rumeli Telekom A.S. and Telsim Mobil Telekomunikasyon Hizmetleri A.S. (“Rumeli and Telsim” or “Respondents to the Application” or “Respondents”) by an Arbitral Tribunal composed of Professor Bernard Hanotiau (President), Marc Lalonde O.C. P.C. Q.C. and Stewart Boyd C.M.G. Q.C in ICSID Case No. ARB/05/16.