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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Turkmenistan: Like a bat out of Awaza - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Like a bat out of Awaza  Eurasianet

State newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan this week divulged some interesting and closely guarded information about the level of foreign investment into the ...



Turkmenistan: Inside Central Asia's Hermit Kingdom - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyTurkmenistan: Inside Central Asia's Hermit Kingdom  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Photographer Amos Chapple went to Turkmenistan in the summer of 2012. These photos -- some published for the first time -- capture the spookiness and ...



Turkmenistan to host international conference on construction in Ashgabat - Trend News AgencyTurkmenistan to host international conference on construction in Ashgabat  Trend News Agency

Turkmenistan will host the "Turkmengurlushyk-2019" international exhibition and conference dedicated to the development of the construction industry on ...



Turkmenistan: A People's Council of despair - EurasianetTurkmenistan: A People's Council of despair  Eurasianet

Done with his summer frolicking, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov reverted to a more conventional apparel, a graphite gray pinstripe suit, for his video ...



A hermit nation ruled by an egomaniac: Is Turkmenistan on the brink of collapse? - CNNA hermit nation ruled by an egomaniac: Is Turkmenistan on the brink of collapse?  CNN

For years, Turkmenistan has been able to survive on its vast gas reserves. But with the collapse of gas prices in recent years, the screws are tightening.



Turkmenistan: Welcome to Awaza, or No Trespassing - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Welcome to Awaza, or No Trespassing  Eurasianet

Turkmenistan's inaugural Caspian Economic Forum, which was held in the hyper-developed but under-visited Awaza tourist zone this week, was high on ...



Prove Who's Alive in Turkmenistan? - Human Rights WatchProve Who's Alive in Turkmenistan?  Human Rights Watch

Suddenly – and probably briefly –? Turkmenistan is in the news again. This Central Asian country, rich in natural gas but appalling on human rights, rarely gets ...



Turkmenistan: Taking things littorally - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Taking things littorally  Eurasianet

Since becoming governor of Turkmenistan's Ahal province in January, Berdymukhamedov Jr has run his affairs like a despot-in-waiting.



Turkmenistan Pres Does Donuts Around Flaming Pit To Prove He’s Alive - Motor1.comTurkmenistan Pres Does Donuts Around Flaming Pit To Prove He’s Alive  Motor1.com

As it turns out, just like punk, Berdymukhamedov is not dead. A drift stunt in a rally car is here to prove that.



Turkmenistan: Berdymukhamedov's super-fun summer holiday - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Berdymukhamedov's super-fun summer holiday  Eurasianet

State media in Turkmenistan have served up a *fresh* smorgasbord of pictorial evidence that the president is not just alive, but positively brimming with energy.



Turkmenistan appoints director of Caspian Sea Institute - MENAFN.COMTurkmenistan appoints director of Caspian Sea Institute  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Aug. 25. By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend: Myrat Atajanow has been appointed director of Turkmenistan's ...



Turkmenistan's President Isn't Dead, Yet - The DiplomatTurkmenistan's President Isn't Dead, Yet  The Diplomat

State-sponsored media in Turkmenistan has been working diligently to refute rumors that President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is dead or incapacitated.



Russian PM To Travel To Turkmenistan Amid President Death Rumors - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyRussian PM To Travel To Turkmenistan Amid President Death Rumors  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev plans to travel to Turkmenistan later this month amid persistent rumors that the Central Asian nation's autocratic leader ...



Turkmenistan hosts the 1st Caspian Economic Forum focused on boosting industry, trade and tourism - EuronewsTurkmenistan hosts the 1st Caspian Economic Forum focused on boosting industry, trade and tourism  Euronews

The five states surrounding the Caspian sea are seeking to deepen their cooperation in the industrial, trade and tourism sectors at the 1st Caspian Economic ...



Video Shows Turkmenistan's Leader Defy Death Rumors with Wild Summer Vacation - NewsweekVideo Shows Turkmenistan's Leader Defy Death Rumors with Wild Summer Vacation  Newsweek

The leader of Turkmenistan has defied rumors of his death by appearing in a colorful montage appearing to suggest his recent absence was merely a ...



Turkmenistan leader drives donuts around 'Gateway to Hell' in footage following death rumors - CNNTurkmenistan leader drives donuts around 'Gateway to Hell' in footage following death rumors  CNN

Turkmenistan's repressive president is alive, well and has been driving stunts around a flaming pit nicknamed the "Gateway to Hell," according to recently ...



Turkmenistan, Singapore to hold joint business forum - Trend News AgencyTurkmenistan, Singapore to hold joint business forum  Trend News Agency

A joint business forum will be held as part of the state visit of the Turkmen governmental delegation to Singapore on August 26-27.



Quiet Tyrannies Like Turkmenistan Aren’t a Laughing Matter - BloombergQuiet Tyrannies Like Turkmenistan Aren’t a Laughing Matter  Bloomberg

John Oliver's jokes aside, the country's silly Guinness records are evidence that it isn't seen as toxic, though it should be.



Four possible explanations for Turkmenistan's presidential hide-and-seek - Global VoicesFour possible explanations for Turkmenistan's presidential hide-and-seek  Global Voices

In the past few weeks, the Turkmen president, Gurbanguly Berdymuhammedov, has been suspiciously absent from media and the political life of the country.



Singapore to host business forum with Turkmenistan - MENAFN.COMSingapore to host business forum with Turkmenistan  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN) Singapore is hosting a joint business forum on Monday and Tuesday between the country and Turkmenistan as the country welcomed a Turkmen ...



Providing a foundation for change in Turkmenistan - GOV.UKProviding a foundation for change in Turkmenistan  GOV.UK

British Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Thorda Abbott-Watt signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a joint project to create a national survey on family ...



John Oliver's deep dive into the president of Turkmenistan gets very weird, very fast - MashableJohn Oliver's deep dive into the president of Turkmenistan gets very weird, very fast  Mashable

John Oliver did a deep dive into Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, the president of Turkmenistan, during Sunday's episode of 'Last Week Tonight'.



UN consulting Turkmenistan in customs control issues Turkmenistan 23 August 13:34 - Trend News AgencyUN consulting Turkmenistan in customs control issues Turkmenistan 23 August 13:34  Trend News Agency

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Aug. 23. By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend: Training was held at the Ashgabat international customs terminal as part of the Global Container ...



Turkmenistan, US mull political issues Turkmenistan 13:40 - Trend News AgencyTurkmenistan, US mull political issues Turkmenistan 13:40  Trend News Agency

Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov has met with US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale in Nur Sultan ...



Turkmenistan's leader does doughnuts next to flaming crater to prove he's not dead - ABC NewsTurkmenistan's leader does doughnuts next to flaming crater to prove he's not dead  ABC News

After a weeks-long disappearance that sparked rumours of his death, the President of Turkmenistan has appeared on state television driving a rally car around a ...



Majlis Podcast: Peeking Behind Turkmenistan's Facade - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyMajlis Podcast: Peeking Behind Turkmenistan's Facade  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

On this week's Majlis podcast, amid rumors about the health of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, we take a look at what is behind the facade the ...



Medvedev to take part in Caspian Forum in Turkmenistan, meet with Turkmen president - TASSMedvedev to take part in Caspian Forum in Turkmenistan, meet with Turkmen president  TASS

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev last visited Turkmenistan on May 30-31 to take part in the session of the CIS Council of Heads of State in Ashgabat.



Turkmenistan sees 2019 gas sales to China flat at 40 bcm - ETEnergyworld.comTurkmenistan sees 2019 gas sales to China flat at 40 bcm  ETEnergyworld.com

ASHGABAT: Turkmenistan plans to ship 40 billion cubic metres of gas to China this year by pipeline, the same volume as in 2018, a government source told ...



Envoy: Turkmenistan - one of Ukraine's most important trade partners in Central Asia - AzerNewsEnvoy: Turkmenistan - one of Ukraine's most important trade partners in Central Asia  AzerNews

Turkmenistan is one of Ukraine's most important trade partners in the Central Asian region, Trend reports with reference to Ukrainian Ambassador Valentyn ...



Turkmenistan leader purportedly drives doughnuts around 'Gateway to Hell' amid death rumors - Fox NewsTurkmenistan leader purportedly drives doughnuts around 'Gateway to Hell' amid death rumors  Fox News

Turkmenistan's president, who has not been seen in over a month sparking speculation of his health, re-emerged in a broadcast Sunday purportedly showing ...



Guinness World Records accused of helping Turkmenistan tyrant Berdimuhamedow polish his image - The TimesGuinness World Records accused of helping Turkmenistan tyrant Berdimuhamedow polish his image  The Times

Guinness World Records portrays itself as a quirky compendium of feats, from the longest fingernails on a single hand (910cm) to the greatest distance travelled ...



Turkmenistan: Almost 47,000 tons of potatoes harvested in Dashoguz province - FreshPlaza.comTurkmenistan: Almost 47,000 tons of potatoes harvested in Dashoguz province  FreshPlaza.com

FreshPlaza, portal for the *fresh* produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatching, and photo reports.



Turkmenistan, South Africa discuss trade cooperation prospects - Trend News AgencyTurkmenistan, South Africa discuss trade cooperation prospects  Trend News Agency

A meeting was held at the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan with the South African ambassador (with residence in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan) Keitumetse Seipelo ...



Turkmenistan discusses UNODC-WCO Global Container Control Program - AzerNewsTurkmenistan discusses UNODC-WCO Global Container Control Program  AzerNews

A meeting was held at the State Customs *Service* of Turkmenistan with Batyr Geldyyew, regional coordinator of the Global Container Control Program (GCCP), ...



Iran, Turkmenistan to establish direct shipping route - Tehran TimesIran, Turkmenistan to establish direct shipping route  Tehran Times

TEHRAN – Iran and Turkmenistan have reached an agreement for establishing a direct shipping route between the two countries, ISNA reported on Monday, ...



Turkmenistan and Bulgaria Discussing Joint Projects - Novinite.comTurkmenistan and Bulgaria Discussing Joint Projects  Novinite.com

A meeting of the intergovernmental Turkmen-Bulgarian commission for economic cooperation was held in Turkmenistan's Avaza tourist zone, Trend reports ...



Belarus expects to export more food to Turkmenistan - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus expects to export more food to Turkmenistan  Belarus News (BelTA)

MINSK, 21 August (BelTA) – Belarus plans to boost export of food products to Turkmenistan, BelTA learned from the press *service* of the Belarusian Ministry of ...



Turkmenistan considers Japan reliable strategic partner - AzerNewsTurkmenistan considers Japan reliable strategic partner  AzerNews

Turkmenistan considers Japan a reliable strategic partner, Trend reports referring to the Neytralni Turkmenistan newspaper, which published information ...



Turkmenistan develops banana production Turkmenistan 10:44 - Trend News AgencyTurkmenistan develops banana production Turkmenistan 10:44  Trend News Agency

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Aug. 20. By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend: Turkmenistan's Hemsaya company has signed an agreement with Turkey's Ays Seracilik on the ...



Turkmenistan President drifts around a fiery crater to prove he's alive - Happy MagTurkmenistan President drifts around a fiery crater to prove he's alive  Happy Mag

Turkmenistan media aired a video of the Turkman President driving around a flaming crater in the middle of the Karakum desert.



Bojnurd to host Iran, Turkmenistan cultural festival - Tehran TimesBojnurd to host Iran, Turkmenistan cultural festival  Tehran Times

TEHRAN – A cultural festival putting the spotlight on commonalities between Iran and Turkmenistan will open today in the northeastern Iranian city of Bojnurd.



Wait and watch: The most optimal strategy for sustaining Indo-Turkmen energy ties - Observer Research FoundationWait and watch: The most optimal strategy for sustaining Indo-Turkmen energy ties  Observer Research Foundation

Since the very inception TAPI gas pipeline project, there always existed a section which held reservations about its actual realisation.



Turkmenistan, Switzerland discuss business partnership prospects - Trend News AgencyTurkmenistan, Switzerland discuss business partnership prospects  Trend News Agency

A meeting was held at the Turkmen Foreign Ministry with newly appointed Ambassador of Switzerland (with residence in Baku, Azerbaijan) Muriel Peneveyre.



Turkmenistan establishing business ties with Astrakhan region - MENAFN.COMTurkmenistan establishing business ties with Astrakhan region  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Aug. 16By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:A meeting of the Turkmen-Astrakhan Council on E.



Turkmenistan Still Limits Hajis To No More Than Number Of Seats On Its Largest Airliner – OpEd - Eurasia ReviewTurkmenistan Still Limits Hajis To No More Than Number Of Seats On Its Largest Airliner – OpEd  Eurasia Review

Even though Turkmenistan could because of its population have as many as 5,000 haj slots, the Ashgabat government since 2000 has limited the number of ...



Turkmenistan, Iran discuss prospects of business partnership - AzerNewsTurkmenistan, Iran discuss prospects of business partnership  AzerNews

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a meeting with First Vice-President of Iran Eshaq Jahangiri in the Turkmen city of Awaza, Trend ...



Who's Who: Khalid bin Faisal Al-Sehli, Saudi ambassador to Turkmenistan - ArabnewsWho's Who: Khalid bin Faisal Al-Sehli, Saudi ambassador to Turkmenistan  Arabnews

Khalid bin Faisal Al-Sehli has been the Saudi ambassador to the Republic of Turkmenistan since 2014. Previously, Al-Sehli was a minister plenipotentiary at the ...



Turkmenistan's GDP keeps growing - Trend News AgencyTurkmenistan's GDP keeps growing  Trend News Agency

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Aug. 10. By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend: The growth of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Turkmenistan in January-July 2019 was 6.3 ...



Turkmenistan's leader does donuts around 'Hell's Gate' to prove he's not dead - NewshubTurkmenistan's leader does donuts around 'Hell's Gate' to prove he's not dead  Newshub

The president of Turkmenistan has seemingly proved he is alive by appearing on state television driving a rally car around a fiery pit in the ground. Rumours that ...



Turkmenistan, Bulgaria discussing joint projects - AzerNewsTurkmenistan, Bulgaria discussing joint projects  AzerNews

A meeting of the intergovernmental Turkmen-Bulgarian commission for economic cooperation was held in Turkmenistan's Avaza tourist zone, Trend reports ...



Abu Dhabi hosts 4th UAE-Turkmenistan Political Consultations Committee - WAM ENAbu Dhabi hosts 4th UAE-Turkmenistan Political Consultations Committee  WAM EN

ABU DHABI, 29th July, 2019 (WAM) -- The "4th UAE-Turkmenistan Political Consultations Committee" was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ...



Bulgarian PM Borisov from Turkmenistan: Even Without Volkswagen Plant we did a Huge Advertisement for our Country - Novinite.comBulgarian PM Borisov from Turkmenistan: Even Without Volkswagen Plant we did a Huge Advertisement for our Country  Novinite.com

With the good work of the government and the individual ministers, we have made a huge advertisement in the world. Europe's largest concern has been ...



PM: Azerbaijan interested in strengthening relations with Turkmenistan - MENAFN.COMPM: Azerbaijan interested in strengthening relations with Turkmenistan  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Aug. 12By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:A meeting between Turkmen President Gurbanguly.



Iran Gas Dispute With Turkmenistan Unresolved - Financial TribuneIran Gas Dispute With Turkmenistan Unresolved  Financial Tribune

The National Iranian Gas Company filed a lawsuit against Turkmengaz, the national gas company of Turkmenistan, last year in the International Court of ...



Quiambao steps up as Gilas dumps Turkmenistan to reach 3x3 U18 Asia Cup quarters - Sports Interactive Network PhilippinesQuiambao steps up as Gilas dumps Turkmenistan to reach 3x3 U18 Asia Cup quarters  Sports Interactive Network Philippines

KEVIN Quiambao and Terrence Fortea came up big for Gilas Pilipinas Mens as the duo drubbed Turkmenistan, 21-16 and earn the top seed in Pool C of the ...



Turkmenistan holds large exchange trades in Awaza - AzerNewsTurkmenistan holds large exchange trades in Awaza  AzerNews

Exchange trades of the State Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange of Turkmenistan were hosted as part of the Caspian Economic Forum held in the city of ...



Turkmenistan, Saudi Arabia mull prospects for trade and economic co-op - AzerNewsTurkmenistan, Saudi Arabia mull prospects for trade and economic co-op  AzerNews

The first political consultations between the foreign ministries of Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia were held in Riyadh, Trend reports referring to the Turkmen ...



Turkey-Turkmenistan trade slightly decreases Turkey 15:28 - Trend News AgencyTurkey-Turkmenistan trade slightly decreases Turkey 15:28  Trend News Agency

Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 15. By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend: In June 2019, trade turnover between Turkey and Turkmenistan decreased by $5.598 million compared to ...



Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan sign border demarcation protocol - AzerNewsUzbekistan, Turkmenistan sign border demarcation protocol  AzerNews

Working groups of the Uzbek-Turkmen Intergovernmental Commission on delimitation and demarcation of the state border between Uzbekistan and ...



Turkmenistan Prepares For Caspian Economic Forum - Caspian NewsTurkmenistan Prepares For Caspian Economic Forum  Caspian News

Foreign entrepreneurs and investors will be flocking to Turkmenistan next week as they look for ways to expand trade and investment ties within the Caspian ...



Sovietistan by Erika Fatland review — Cliché-stan, land of travel writers - The TimesSovietistan by Erika Fatland review — Cliché-stan, land of travel writers  The Times

The five “stans” of former Soviet central Asia are among the least-known and most unpleasant-sounding places in the world. Turkmenistan is a bizarre ...



Rector CUI hosts the Turkmenistan Ambassador - Technology Times PakistanRector CUI hosts the Turkmenistan Ambassador  Technology Times Pakistan

To acknowledge the CUI Rector's invitation, His Excellency, The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan H.E. Atadjan visited CUI.



Koh Samui News: Turkmenistan couple on Samui found to be on year long overstay - ThaiVisa NewsKoh Samui News: Turkmenistan couple on Samui found to be on year long overstay  ThaiVisa News

Turkmenistan couple on Samui found to be on year long overstay Picture: Naew Na Immigration and tourist police acting on the orders of Koh Samui immigration ...



India in pivotal geographies: Central Asia - Observer Research FoundationIndia in pivotal geographies: Central Asia  Observer Research Foundation

India has a long history of cultural and commercial relations with Central Asia (CA), facilitated by its geographical proximity and the Silk Route.



Is 'US endgame' approaching in Afghanistan? | Op-eds - Gulf NewsIs 'US endgame' approaching in Afghanistan? | Op-eds  Gulf News

With an unofficial September 1 deadline approaching, coming days could see the intensification of the post-9/11 US 'end-game' in Afghanistan. While the Trump ...



Japan, Australia top FIBA 3×3 U18 Asia Cup; Philippine women's team ends up third - BusinessWorld OnlineJapan, Australia top FIBA 3×3 U18 Asia Cup; Philippine women's team ends up third  BusinessWorld Online

THE 2019 edition of the FIBA 3×3 U18 Asia Cup concluded at the weekend with teams from Japan and Australia topping the men's and women's divisions, ...



Turkmenistan's national circus troupe perform in Changchun - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaTurkmenistan's national circus troupe perform in Changchun - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Actors of Turkmenistan's national circus troupe perform in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin Province, July 27, 2019. (Xinhua/Lin Hong) ...



Hyperinflation and hunger: Turkmenistan on 'edge of catastrophe' - Al Jazeera EnglishHyperinflation and hunger: Turkmenistan on 'edge of catastrophe'  Al Jazeera English

Gas-rich Turkmenistan facing worst economic crisis in 30 years, coupled with rights concerns, UK think-tank reports.



'Edge of catastrophe': report warns firms and governments off Turkmenistan - The Guardian'Edge of catastrophe': report warns firms and governments off Turkmenistan  The Guardian

Investors and governments should stop cosying up to gas-rich Turkmenistan, according to a new report that describes the central Asian hermit state as “a country ...



LIVE Stream: CAFA U19 Championship 2019 – IR Iran vs Turkmenistan - FOX Sports AsiaLIVE Stream: CAFA U19 Championship 2019 – IR Iran vs Turkmenistan  FOX Sports Asia

IR Iran will take on Turkmenistan on the third matchday of the CAFA U19 Championship 2019 at the Republican Central Stadium in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on ...



Turkmenistan: Make deals against a sea of troubles - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Make deals against a sea of troubles  Eurasianet

Though Turkmenistan's new gas deal with Russia looks disappointing, it appears to have led to a noteworthy breakthrough in bilateral ties.



Turkmenistan: Shortness of death - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Shortness of death  Eurasianet

Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, like punk, is not dead. Probably. Over the weekend, Turkmenistan's president joined that exclusive club of regional leaders who ...



Escape From Turkmenistan: Almost 2 Million Have Fled, But The President Looks The Other Way - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyEscape From Turkmenistan: Almost 2 Million Have Fled, But The President Looks The Other Way  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

When confronted with dispiriting population statistics, the president of Turkmenistan apparently took action: He ordered up a new census. But according to ...



Turkmenistan: Liquid lunch - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Liquid lunch  Eurasianet

A train carrying a batch of synthetic gasoline produced in Turkmenistan pulled into a station just across the border in Afghanistan earlier this week. The size of ...



Turkmenistan: Motherland of prosperity, or famine? - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Motherland of prosperity, or famine?  Eurasianet

Inflation, a tumbling local currency, and concerns about a Russian gas deal: This and more in our weekly Turkmenistan bulletin.



Kyrgyzstan win Central Zone title - Himalayan TimesKyrgyzstan win Central Zone title  Himalayan Times

Kyrgyzstan defeated Uzbekistan in straight sets to win the title of the AVC Asian Senior Men's Central Zone Volleyball Championship here at the Nepali Army ...



Turkmenistan: Son of a gunslinger - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Son of a gunslinger  Eurasianet

The ascent of Turkmenistan's dauphin proceeded by a notch this week with his appointment as governor of Ahal province. He was previously deputy governor.



S. Korea football coach Bento sees versatility as strength for nat'l team - Yonhap NewsS. Korea football coach Bento sees versatility as strength for nat'l team  Yonhap News

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Yonhap) -- South Korean men's national football head ...



Turkmenistan: Shining city upon a desert - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Shining city upon a desert  Eurasianet

Turkmenistan is finally making a public show of thinking about the security implications of its trans-Afghanistan gas pipeline dream.



Will the last person leaving Turkmenistan turn out the lights? - EurasianetWill the last person leaving Turkmenistan turn out the lights?  Eurasianet

Gas is not the only thing leaving Turkmenistan in large volumes. This and more in our weekly Turkmenistan bulletin.



Turkmenistan: A grain of untruth - EurasianetTurkmenistan: A grain of untruth  Eurasianet

Given the state of the economy, Turkmenistan could do with positive outside attention. But it doesn't seem interested.



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

At midday on April 15, Turkmenistan resumed its deliveries of natural gas to Russia, ending a 40-month hiatus and earning something of a reprieve for a ...



Turkmenistan: Food fighters - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Food fighters  Eurasianet

Stopping food from coming into Turkmenistan is part of an intentional and quite perplexing broader economic policy.



Turkmenistan: Glasses half empty - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Glasses half empty  Eurasianet

The world once more united in derisive laughter this week as Turkmenistan's president performed a song dedicated to his favorite horse. Imagine living under ...



Weekend at Berdi's - Foreign PolicyWeekend at Berdi's  Foreign Policy

Like Schrödinger's cat, the president of Turkmenistan spent the weekend hovering between life and death, with neither outcome certain. It's difficult to get ...



What Are US Interests in Turkmenistan? - The DiplomatWhat Are US Interests in Turkmenistan?  The Diplomat

The government of Turkmenistan will soon welcome a new U.S. ambassador in Ashgabat. On June 13, 2019, Matthew S. Klimow was sworn in as the next ...



Turkmenistan: Trying to take flight - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Trying to take flight  Eurasianet

On May 1 Turkmenistan Airlines, whose cabins are festooned with the president's picture, published a new timetable including flights to Birmingham, Frankfurt, ...



End A Dissident's Ordeal in Turkmenistan - Human Rights WatchEnd A Dissident's Ordeal in Turkmenistan  Human Rights Watch

Gulgeldy Annaniyazov's long spell in prison was supposed to end this year, but without concerted international action his ordeal will drag on.



Putting Turkmenistan under the spotlight - Open DemocracyPutting Turkmenistan under the spotlight  Open Democracy

New research highlights the protracted economic and human rights crisis in this Central Asian state - and warns western institutions off trade promotion.



Turkmenistan: Puttin' on the pits - EurasianetTurkmenistan: Puttin' on the pits  Eurasianet

Pro-government media did not appreciate reports that President Berdymukhamedov had visited a Potemkin village on the shores of a man-made puddle.



Turkmenistan's alpha male goes to the dogs - EurasianetTurkmenistan's alpha male goes to the dogs  Eurasianet

A Turkmen news site has cast a spell from Hogwarts on the regime's critics. Get the latest in this week's Turkmenistan Bulletin.



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 ...



Bangladesh lose two in two in group stage - Dhaka TribuneBangladesh lose two in two in group stage  Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh, the champion of the 2016 edition and runners-up last year, will conclude the Group A campaign against reigning champion Turkmenistan ...



S. Korean internationals net 1st goals in Germany, France - Yonhap NewsS. Korean internationals net 1st goals in Germany, France  Yonhap News

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Yonhap) --Two South Korean internationals have found the back of the net for the first time in their respective European leagues, with a ...



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.



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 ...



Ambassador to Turkmenistan supports the right to write - GOV.UKAmbassador to Turkmenistan supports the right to write  GOV.UK

Her Majesty´s Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Thorda Abbott-Watt makes a statement to mark the start of the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London.



New EU Office in Turkmenistan Needs Focus on Rights - Human Rights WatchNew EU Office in Turkmenistan Needs Focus on Rights  Human Rights Watch

On July 6 the European Union's top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, will be in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, to lay the groundwork to open an office of an ...



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 ...



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

Turkmenistan reportedly engaged in some treacherous behavior this week, when it handed 150 Afghan security troops who fled into its territory for safety over to ...