Turkmenistan

Country Turkmenistan
Capital Ashgabat
Continent Asia
Currency Turkmen new manat(TMT)
Languages Turkmen, Russian & Uzbek

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Introduction

Eastern Turkmenistan for centuries formed part of the Persian province of Khurasan; in medieval times Merv (today known as Mary) was one of the great cities of the Islamic world and an important stop on the Silk Road. Annexed by Russia between 1865 and 1885, Turkmenistan became a Soviet republic in 1924. It achieved independence upon the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. Extensive hydrocarbon/natural gas reserves could prove a boon to this underdeveloped country if extraction and delivery projects were to be expanded. The Turkmenistan Government is actively seeking to diversify its gas export routes beyond the existing Russian pipeline network. President for Life Saparmurat NYYAZOW died in December 2006, and Turkmenistan held its first multi-candidate presidential electoral process in February 2007. Gurbanguly BERDIMUHAMEDOW, a vice premier under NYYAZOW, emerged as the country's new president.

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'Killing Hope': Turkmenistan's List Of 'Accepted' Universities Deals (Another) Blow To Students - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty'Killing Hope': Turkmenistan's List Of 'Accepted' Universities Deals (Another) Blow To Students  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

ASHGABAT -- Young Turkmen studying abroad are angry with a new government decision to only recognize diplomas from certain foreign universities and to ...



Turkmenistan: Water fuss about nothing - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Water fuss about nothing  Eurasianet

Turkmenistan enjoys setting records, so one *fresh* development could be considered an achievement of sorts. The country has ranked at the very bottom of the ...



Foreign companies queue up to sue cash-strapped Turkmenistan - ReutersForeign companies queue up to sue cash-strapped Turkmenistan  Reuters

... * Arbitration claims against Ashgabat piling up. * Companies from Belarus, Germany, Turkey, Russia have sued. * Some see financial difficulties as reason for ...



Turkmenistan the worst country for journalists, Norway the safest - Aljazeera.comTurkmenistan the worst country for journalists, Norway the safest  Aljazeera.com

For the first time in three years, North Korea is not the world's most dangerous country for journalists.



Russia is Buying Turkmen Gas Again. Why? - The DiplomatRussia is Buying Turkmen Gas Again. Why?  The Diplomat

More than three years after Russia stopped buying gas from Turkmenistan, flows are resuming. In mid-April, Turkmengaz, the state natural gas company, ...



Turkmenistan: Turning the gas back on - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Turning the gas back on  Eurasianet

In this week's Turkmenistan bulletin: gas deliveries to Russia resume, the IMF obliquely confirms that government data is useless, and flooding spreads.



Turkmenistan replaces North Korea in bottom spot on RSF's World Press Freedom ranking - bne IntelliNewsTurkmenistan replaces North Korea in bottom spot on RSF's World Press Freedom ranking  bne IntelliNews

Turkmenistan has replaced North Korea in bottom place in the Reporters sans frontières (RSF, or Reporters Without Borders) 2019 World Press Freedom Index ...



Turkmenistan: Third time lucky? - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Third time lucky?  Eurasianet

Alexei Miller, the head of Russia's state-owned gas behemoth Gazprom, is becoming a familiar figure around Ashgabat. For the third time in the space of six ...



Joke In Turkmenistan Goes Too Far For Women Drivers Facing Unofficial Ban - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyJoke In Turkmenistan Goes Too Far For Women Drivers Facing Unofficial Ban  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

ASHGABAT -- A government-run news agency in Turkmenistan has published an April Fool's Day cartoon that mocks women drivers. For hundreds of women in ...



Saudi 'Cultural Days' attracts crowds in Turkmenistan - ArabnewsSaudi 'Cultural Days' attracts crowds in Turkmenistan  Arabnews

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan: This weekend saw a three-day celebration of Saudi Arabian culture take place in Turkmenistan. Saudi “Cultural Days” opened to ...



Gazprom Restarts Imports From Turkmenistan After a Long Halt (Part One) - The Jamestown FoundationGazprom Restarts Imports From Turkmenistan After a Long Halt (Part One)  The Jamestown Foundation

On April 15, Gazprom resumed imports of natural gas from Turkmenistan to Russia via the Central Asia–Center pipeline system, after a complete halt of more ...



Turkmenistan: Rebuilding bridges - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Rebuilding bridges  Eurasianet

The myth of Turkmenistan's economic buoyancy has been readily abetted over the years by international financial institutions. Even they are starting to revise ...



'Cultural Days' to promote Saudi-Turkmenistan ties - Arabnews'Cultural Days' to promote Saudi-Turkmenistan ties  Arabnews

Cultural Days, an event celebrating and showcasing the Kingdom's customs and traditions, was officially inaugurated in Turkmenistan on Friday. The opening ...



South Korean President Moon Travels Across Central Asia - The DiplomatSouth Korean President Moon Travels Across Central Asia  The Diplomat

On his way back from the United States, South Korean President Moon Jae-in spent eight days traveling across Central Asia. With visits to Turkmenistan, ...



Turkmenistan takes part in UN workshop on combating cross-border terrorism in regions - MENAFN.COMTurkmenistan takes part in UN workshop on combating cross-border terrorism in regions  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - AzerNews) By Trend The employees of the Turkmen State Customs *Service* took part in the UN regional workshop, which was held at th.



Turkmenistan, the Laggard in the Exciting Revival of Eurasian States - International Policy DigestTurkmenistan, the Laggard in the Exciting Revival of Eurasian States  International Policy Digest

Question: What do Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan have in common? The answer is that, after slow and painful reforms, each of these emerging and ...



Turkmenistan's Economy Set To Slow - Fitch SolutionsTurkmenistan's Economy Set To Slow  Fitch Solutions

At Fitch Solutions, we forecast Turkmenistan's real GDP growth to slow to 5.8% in 2019 and 5.6% in 2020. This is lower than the 6.2% estimate for 2018, as well ...



Russia's MTS doubles estimate of potential losses in Turkmenistan - ReutersRussia's MTS doubles estimate of potential losses in Turkmenistan  Reuters

Russia's top mobile phone operator MTS has doubled its estimated losses from a long-running dispute with Turkmenistan to $1.5 billion, it said on Tuesday.



Giant Gas Plant Ready To Open In Turkmenistan - Caspian NewsGiant Gas Plant Ready To Open In Turkmenistan  Caspian News

Turkmenistan, the country that holds the world's fifth largest natural gas reserves, is nearing completion of constructing its first gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, which is ...



With energy exports depressed, Turkmens turn to towel smuggling - CNAWith energy exports depressed, Turkmens turn to towel smuggling  CNA

FILE PHOTO: People, including passengers of a flight from the Turkmen capital Ashgabat, gather in the baggage claim area upon their arrival at Almaty ...



Turkmenistan, France sign labor agreement - AzerNewsTurkmenistan, France sign labor agreement  AzerNews

Turkmenistan and France signed an intergovernmental agreement on granting work permits to family members of staff of diplomatic missions and consular ...



Turkmen Capital Inundated After Heavy Rains Across Region - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTurkmen Capital Inundated After Heavy Rains Across Region  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

The streets of Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, were flooded after severe rains that began on April 13. Weeks of heavy downpours have taken a toll on the ...



How cotton picked with forced labor in Turkmenistan finds its way to the high street - FashionUnited UKHow cotton picked with forced labor in Turkmenistan finds its way to the high street  FashionUnited UK

A new report by Anti-Slavery International reveals how cotton picked with forced labor in Turkmenistan makes its way to high street shops across the world.



OSCE consults Turkmenistan on border security issues - AzerNewsOSCE consults Turkmenistan on border security issues  AzerNews

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) held seminars in Bratislava on border security, border control and introduction of biometrics, ...



As Turkmenistan Looks To Diversify Its Economy, South Korean Know-How Could Be Key - Caspian NewsAs Turkmenistan Looks To Diversify Its Economy, South Korean Know-How Could Be Key  Caspian News

Turkmenistan, a country whose exports are heavily dominated by oil and gas to China, is making a concerted push to develop its non-fossil fuels sector.



Turkey's trade with Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan exceeds $420M - Trend News AgencyTurkey's trade with Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan exceeds $420M  Trend News Agency

Baku, Azerbaijan, April 25. By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend: In January-February 2019, Turkey's trade turnover with Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan amounted to $423.1 ...



Turkmenistan & Japan Eager For Energy Cooperation - Caspian NewsTurkmenistan & Japan Eager For Energy Cooperation  Caspian News

Economic ties between Turkmenistan and Japan got a boost last week when energy officials met in Tokyo to sign agreements that will result in energy co.



Turkmenistan starts work on nameless 'new city' - The Sun DailyTurkmenistan starts work on nameless 'new city'  The Sun Daily

ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN: Ex-Soviet Turkmenistan's strongman leader broke ground on a new and presently nameless city close to the capital Ashgabat ...



Turkmenistan appoints new Energy Minister - AzerNewsTurkmenistan appoints new Energy Minister  AzerNews

Myrat Artykow has been appointed Minister of Energy of Turkmenistan, Trend reports referring to a decree issued by the President of Turkmenistan.



Member States urged to ramp up fight against noncommunicable diseases - World Health OrganizationMember States urged to ramp up fight against noncommunicable diseases  World Health Organization

Governments in WHO Member States must implement existing policies and set ambitious goals at national level if they are to live up to their commitment to ...



Turkmenistan continues talks with Russian Gazprom on resuming gas supplies - AzerNewsTurkmenistan continues talks with Russian Gazprom on resuming gas supplies  AzerNews

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received Chairman of the Management Committee and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of ...



Hungary exploring private investment projects in Turkmenistan - Trend News AgencyHungary exploring private investment projects in Turkmenistan  Trend News Agency

A meeting with Ambassador of Hungary to Turkmenistan Peter Santo was held in the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan (UIET)



Turkmenistan Positions Itself For Shanghai World Travel Fair - Caspian NewsTurkmenistan Positions Itself For Shanghai World Travel Fair  Caspian News

With more than 50 countries eager to showcase their touristic know-how during a four-day travel exhibition in China, visitors to Shanghai this spring.



Russia seeks dynamics in relations with Turkmenistan - AzerNewsRussia seeks dynamics in relations with Turkmenistan  AzerNews

Russian "Gazprom" may in the near future resume the purchase of Turkmen gas interrupted in 2016, said the head of "Gazprom" Alexei Miller after talks in ...



Turkmenistan's GDP grows significantly since early 2019 - AzerNewsTurkmenistan's GDP grows significantly since early 2019  AzerNews

The growth of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Turkmenistan in the first quarter of 2019 made up 6.2 percent, Trend reports referring to the Turkmen ...



Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Turkey to cooperate in alternative energy [PHOTO] - AzerNewsAzerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Turkey to cooperate in alternative energy [PHOTO]  AzerNews

A trilateral meeting on energy cooperation between Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan was held in Istanbul, Trend reports referring to the Ministry of Energy ...



Shestakov meets Turkmenistan President after award of 2020 World Sambo Championships to Ashgabat - Insidethegames.bizShestakov meets Turkmenistan President after award of 2020 World Sambo Championships to Ashgabat  Insidethegames.biz

International Sambo Federation (FIAS) President Vasily Shestakov has visited Turkmenistan following the awarding of the 2020 World Sambo Championships...



Turkmenistan sums up by-election to parliament - AzerNewsTurkmenistan sums up by-election to parliament  AzerNews

The Turkmen Parliament recently held elections for replacing 3 retired deputies, Trend reports referring to Turkmenistan's Central Commission for Elections and ...



Donald Trump Signals Turkmenistan May Contribute To European Energy Security - Caspian NewsDonald Trump Signals Turkmenistan May Contribute To European Energy Security  Caspian News

Despite having the world's fifth largest reserves of natural gas, Turkmenistan has never had much luck selling them Europe. But after the five C.



Russia begins to supply pipes to Turkmenistan for TAPI gas pipeline - AzerNewsRussia begins to supply pipes to Turkmenistan for TAPI gas pipeline  AzerNews

Russia's Chelyabinsk Pipe Plant (ChelPipe) Group PJSC has signed a contract for shipping more than 150000 tons of large-diameter pipes (LDP) to ...



Korea, Turkmenistan to boost energy ties - Korea TimesKorea, Turkmenistan to boost energy ties  Korea Times

President Moon Jae-in agreed Wednesday to develop energy-related infrastructure in Turkmenistan during a summit with the latter's President Gurbanguly ...



Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan to mull cooperation in energy sector - AzerNewsTurkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan to mull cooperation in energy sector  AzerNews

Energy Ministers of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan Fatih Donmez, Parviz Shahbazov and Charymyrat Purchekov will discuss energy issues at a joint ...



While neighbours make big leaps forward Turkmenistan still languishes behind - EU TodayWhile neighbours make big leaps forward Turkmenistan still languishes behind  EU Today

Last week President Trump made an unexpected intervention in the economic affairs of Central Asia, one of the world's more closed and less understood ...



Turkmenistan may join CAREC railway project - AzerNewsTurkmenistan may join CAREC railway project  AzerNews

At the meeting of the Turkmen government, a proposal was made to join the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program, Trend reports with ...



Turkmenistan to take part in WB conference on climate change - AzerNewsTurkmenistan to take part in WB conference on climate change  AzerNews

The delegation of Turkmenistan will take part in the Central Asia Climate Change Conference to be held on the initiative of the World Bank (WB) April 3-4 in ...



S. Korea to share 5G, satellite development know-how with Turkmenistan - Yonhap News AgencyS. Korea to share 5G, satellite development know-how with Turkmenistan  Yonhap News Agency

SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will share its know-how in 5G network technology with Turkmenistan and contribute to the central Asian country's ...



DealBook Briefing: Want to Avoid Corruption? Don’t Invest Here - The New York TimesDealBook Briefing: Want to Avoid Corruption? Don’t Invest Here  The New York Times

Turkmenistan, Libya and Somalia are home to the world's largest corruption challenges, according to Risk Advisory.



Russian company to supply pipes for TAPI gas pipeline to Turkmenistan - AzerNewsRussian company to supply pipes for TAPI gas pipeline to Turkmenistan  AzerNews

The Russian group of ChTPZ (Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant) won the tender of the Turkmengas State Concern for the supply of pipes for the ...



Iron ore reserves discovered in western Turkmenistan - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideIron ore reserves discovered in western Turkmenistan  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Turkmengeologia State Corporation of Turkmenistan has discovered iron ore deposits at the "Gyzylgaya-V" area of the Chagyl deposit in the Gyzylgaya ...



The State Of World Press Freedom In 2019 [Infographic] - ForbesThe State Of World Press Freedom In 2019 [Infographic]  Forbes

Last week, the 2019 World Press Freedom Index found that journalists are being treated with increasing levels of hostility. Its findings were brutally reinforced by ...



US-Taliban talks and the fate of TAPI pipeline - Observer Research FoundationUS-Taliban talks and the fate of TAPI pipeline  Observer Research Foundation

The progress of TAPI project would largely depend on the outcome of negotiations between the US and the Taliban.



Turkic Countries Team Up To Develop Renewable Energy Capacity - Caspian NewsTurkic Countries Team Up To Develop Renewable Energy Capacity  Caspian News

Economic ties between Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Turkey got a boost recently when officials met in Istanbul to sign an agreement that will see energy ...



Uzbekistan joins China-Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway corridor - AzerNewsUzbekistan joins China-Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway corridor  AzerNews

Uzbekistan joined the China-Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway corridor, Trend reports with reference to the press *service* of Kazakhstan Railway.



World Sambo Championships 2020 to be held in Turkmenistan - AzerNewsWorld Sambo Championships 2020 to be held in Turkmenistan  AzerNews

The International Sambo Federation (FIAS) decided to hold the World Sambo Championship in 2020 in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, Trend reports ...



(LEAD) Moon heads to Turkmenistan for start of 3-nation tour - Yonhap News Agency(LEAD) Moon heads to Turkmenistan for start of 3-nation tour  Yonhap News Agency

(ATTN: ADDS photo) SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in embarked on a trip ...



Fit-again Bay weightlifter Mona Pretorius ready to perform in 'City of Pharaohs - HeraldLIVEFit-again Bay weightlifter Mona Pretorius ready to perform in 'City of Pharaohs  HeraldLIVE

This will be Pretorius' first competition since picking up an injury at the World Championships in Turkmenistan in November in 2018.



BP ready to expand its presence in Caspian region Oil&Gas 11:30 - Trend News AgencyBP ready to expand its presence in Caspian region Oil&Gas 11:30  Trend News Agency

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, April 26. By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend: BP is ready to expand its presence in the Caspian region, Trend reports with reference to the ...



Will not extend sanctions on Chabahar port project: US to India - Business StandardWill not extend sanctions on Chabahar port project: US to India  Business Standard

The US Department of State has informed India it will not be seeking to extend sanctions on the Chabahar port project, in which India has heavily invested ...



SatADSL, Turkmen Hemrasy to deliver satellite services to Europe and the Middle East - TelecompaperSatADSL, Turkmen Hemrasy to deliver satellite services to Europe and the Middle East  Telecompaper

SatADSL, a provider of professional VSAT services via satellite, and Turkmenistan national satellite operator Turkmen Hemrasy, have signed a new partnership ...



Curtin University Malaysia to hold biggest-ever graduation ceremony in Miri on April 27 - Nation - The Star OnlineCurtin University Malaysia to hold biggest-ever graduation ceremony in Miri on April 27 - Nation  The Star Online

MIRI: Curtin University Malaysia campus in Miri will hold its biggest-ever graduation ceremony that will see 735 students receiving their scrolls this Saturday ...



Some solutions for economic issues - Daily TimesSome solutions for economic issues  Daily Times

The government must do its utmost to avoid being placed on the black list by the Financial Action Task Force which has already put it on its grey list.



Turkmenistan: On a wing and a prayer - EurasianetTurkmenistan: On a wing and a prayer  Eurasianet

As Turkmenistan's national air carrier is grounded and the government is compelling to tighten more belts, the president carries on with horseplay.



The Geopolitical Implications of Expanding Ties Between the Gulf and Central Asia - Global Security ReviewThe Geopolitical Implications of Expanding Ties Between the Gulf and Central Asia  Global Security Review

The member-states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have ramped up efforts to consolidate and expand their trade and investment ties with the republics ...



Turkmenistan: The Trump card - EurasianetTurkmenistan: The Trump card  Eurasianet

President Donald Trump has been in the news this week. In Turkmenistan.



Turkmenistan: Losing its marble? - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Losing its marble?  Eurasianet

Turkmenistan's foreign minister is in Pakistan this week to try to inject *fresh* impetus into the TAPI pipeline undertaking. A state bulletin describes Rashid ...



Fin Foundation Plans to Implement Token Payment on Gas Stations all over Western Europe - NullTXFin Foundation Plans to Implement Token Payment on Gas Stations all over Western Europe  NullTX

April 2019, Burgas, Bulgaria – Fin Foundation allows crypto holders to pay for petrol in crypto and get discounts in price. Oil and gas companies have recently ...



Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway carries 184,000 tons of freight - Daily SabahBaku-Tbilisi-Kars railway carries 184,000 tons of freight  Daily Sabah

Inaugurated in October 2017, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Railway has carried 184,000 tons of freight, while 17,500 tons of it has been sent via Turkey. Transport ...



Turkmenistan: Don't love thy neighbor - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Don't love thy neighbor  Eurasianet

This week in our Turkmenistan bulletin: Handing Afghan troops to the Taliban and demonstrating a poor understanding of free-enterprise.



Turkmenistan: Hitting the bottleneck - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Hitting the bottleneck  Eurasianet

The president this week treated a congress hall brimming with sycophants to a morality lesson in verse. “When two people argue, do not more discord sow / In ...



Turkmenistan: Drifting without a plan - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Drifting without a plan  Eurasianet

The president has decreed that Turkmenistan's private sector be the new big thing, so the doling out of contracts is becoming a familiar routine. Gurbanguly ...



How South Africa ranks in the press freedom stakes - CitizenHow South Africa ranks in the press freedom stakes  Citizen

It's pleasing that the latest World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters without Borders rates the state of press freedom in South Africa as “satisfactory”.



Turkmenistan Urged To Stop 'Systematic Harassment' Of Independent Journalists - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTurkmenistan Urged To Stop 'Systematic Harassment' Of Independent Journalists  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has urged Turkmenistan to immediately lift a travel ban imposed on veteran correspondent Soltan Achilova and ...



Turkmenistan looks to gas expansion - Petroleum EconomistTurkmenistan looks to gas expansion  Petroleum Economist

Turkmenistan holds the world's fourth-largest natural gas reserves, but most of them remain undeveloped. The authorities now want to upgrade domestic and ...



Turkmenistan: More Cuts and Bad Business - The DiplomatTurkmenistan: More Cuts and Bad Business  The Diplomat

As big projects in Turkmenistan move ahead (in theory, that is), the government continues to look for places to trim the budget. In a January 30 decree, President ...



Turkmenistan: Dreaming of Europe - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Dreaming of Europe  Eurasianet

In this week's Turkmenistan bulletin: Ashgabat is tentatively exploring Europe-bound gas export routes, while the president plays games.



OUTLOOK 2019 Turkmenistan - bne IntelliNewsOUTLOOK 2019 Turkmenistan  bne IntelliNews

Turkmenistan remains an economic basket case but in Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at least its people have a president who regularly takes to the stage for a ...



Are Turkmenistan's economic fortunes changing? - EurasianetAre Turkmenistan's economic fortunes changing?  Eurasianet

The good news for Ashgabat is that the export slump appears to have tailed off. But Turkmenistan's dependence on China remains overwhelming. @sam_bhutia ...



Turkmenistan - OZYTurkmenistan  OZY

The most closed of the Central Asian republics, Turkmenistan is comparable to North Korea in terms of its attitude to foreigners and a free press. Its capital has ...



Turkmenistan: A very private affair - EurasianetTurkmenistan: A very private affair  Eurasianet

Turkmenistan is looking to pave new roads, both figuratively and literally, in a bid to restart its sputtering economy. Serdar Berdymukhamedov, the president's ...



Turkmenistan's Route To The European Union - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTurkmenistan's Route To The European Union  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Turkmenistan is teaming up with Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Romania on a new trade project called the Black Sea-Caspian Sea International Transport Corridor.



Is Turkmenistan Being Pulled Into Russia's Orbit? - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyIs Turkmenistan Being Pulled Into Russia's Orbit?  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Russia looks to be regaining influence in an especially vulnerable Turkmenistan, whether Ashgabat likes it or not.



SatADSL, Türkmen hemrasy team up to deliver voucher-based satellite services - Technical Review Middle EastSatADSL, Türkmen hemrasy team up to deliver voucher-based satellite services  Technical Review Middle East

SatADSL, professional satellite VSAT *service* provider, and Turkmenistan's national satellite operator, Türkmen hemrasy, have signed a new partnership to ...



Turkmenistan (#ItalianArms): A Dictator, Millions of Euros, and Italy's Bureaucracy - bellingcat - bellingcatTurkmenistan (#ItalianArms): A Dictator, Millions of Euros, and Italy's Bureaucracy - bellingcat  bellingcat

Turkmenistan is among the world's most repressive countries, and is largely closed off to the outside world. When it comes to press freedom, only North Korea ...



Turkmenistan: If at first you don't succeed, deny, deny again - EurasianetTurkmenistan: If at first you don't succeed, deny, deny again  Eurasianet

In addition to blocking potentially embarrassing information online, Turkmenistan's government now appears to be getting smart to the need for a ...



Turkmenistan journalist Soltan Achilova barred from traveling abroad - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineTurkmenistan journalist Soltan Achilova barred from traveling abroad  CPJ Press Freedom Online

New York, March 25, 2019 -- Turkmenistan authorities should allow freelance reporter Soltan Achilova to freely travel outside the country, the Committee to ...



Militants cut Turkmen power supply lines delivering electricity to northwest province in Afghanistan - AKIpressMilitants cut Turkmen power supply lines delivering electricity to northwest province in Afghanistan  AKIpress

AKIPRESS.COM - Badghis officials said that Taliban cut Turkmenistan's imported power to the northwest province in Afghanistan over the past 10 days as the ...



Turkmenistan Said To Register Reservists As Tension Mounts On Afghan Border - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTurkmenistan Said To Register Reservists As Tension Mounts On Afghan Border  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

ASHGABAT -- Turkmen authorities have launched a campaign to register army reservists -- nearly all men under 50 -- amid concerns about militants in ...



The Gas Man Cometh: In Turkmenistan, Free Energy No More - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyThe Gas Man Cometh: In Turkmenistan, Free Energy No More  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

As Turkmenistan prepares to put an end to the era of free energy, authorities in the country's capital are banging on doors to make sure citizens are prepared to ...



Turkmenistan: The weight of this sad time we must obey - EurasiaNetTurkmenistan: The weight of this sad time we must obey  EurasiaNet

Turkmenistan's official government website this week featured an article about a deluded leader whose demise is brought about by a sequence of capricious ...



Turkmenistan: Can't stop the (sinking) feeling - EurasiaNetTurkmenistan: Can't stop the (sinking) feeling  EurasiaNet

To open the new year, schools in Turkmenistan removed portraits of the president from their walls. Nothing dramatic. Updated images of a more gray, more ...



Taliban Capture About 150 Afghan Soldiers After Chase Into Turkmenistan - The New York TimesTaliban Capture About 150 Afghan Soldiers After Chase Into Turkmenistan  The New York Times

The neighboring country forced the troops back across the border, officials said, in what is believed to be the biggest setback for the Afghan security forces since ...



Turkmenistan's Unreal Harvest - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTurkmenistan's Unreal Harvest  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Turkmen authorities claimed a bumper cotton harvest, but an opposition website says leaked figures show cotton and wheat harvests were significantly lower.



Jailed, Harassed RFE/RL Correspondent Leaves Turkmenistan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyJailed, Harassed RFE/RL Correspondent Leaves Turkmenistan  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

A Turkmen correspondent for RFE/RL has left Turkmenistan after serving a three-year prison term on drug charges that human rights groups and a UN panel ...



Turkmenistan: Sour cream of the crop - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Sour cream of the crop  Eurasianet

The scale of Turkmenistan's fake figures has been exposed. Undaunted, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has advanced even higher targets for wheat ...



Turkmenistan: The president who revenue too little - EurasiaNetTurkmenistan: The president who revenue too little  EurasiaNet

Turkmenistan's revenue projections have fallen for the second year in a row, this time by double-digit figures. The horse-loving president appears unfazed, ...



If you go to Turkmenistan, put some flour in your hair - EurasiaNetIf you go to Turkmenistan, put some flour in your hair  EurasiaNet

Reporters in Turkmenistan remain under threat. Alternative News of Turkmenistan, or ANT, which has long provided coverage on the country from its base in the ...



Turkmenistan Hopes New Highway Will Help Diversify Economy - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTurkmenistan Hopes New Highway Will Help Diversify Economy  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Turkmenistan has begun construction on a multibillion-dollar, cross-country highway project that the gas-rich, largely isolated Central Asian state hopes will help ...



Lines, price rises and expensive booze – the cost of happiness in Turkmenistan - EurasiaNetLines, price rises and expensive booze – the cost of happiness in Turkmenistan  EurasiaNet

Our correspondent in Ashgabat describes the new reality of utility bills and the Turkmen government's clumsy efforts to fix food prices for the New Year holiday.



Understanding Turkmenistan's Food Shortages - The DiplomatUnderstanding Turkmenistan's Food Shortages  The Diplomat

Turkmen activist-in-exile Fareed Tukhbatullin explains the “deplorable” economic reality in his home country.



Why Iran and Turkmenistan need to solve their gas dispute amicably - Observer Research FoundationWhy Iran and Turkmenistan need to solve their gas dispute amicably  Observer Research Foundation

Since the last few months, Iran and Turkmenistan have got embroiled in a bitter dispute. The dispute had started brewing last year.