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 - Wikipedia
Turkmenistan - CIA World Fact Book
Turkmenistan - BBC
Turkmenistan - Timeline - BBC

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Student In Turkey 'Tricked Back' To Turkmenistan And Imprisoned - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Student In Turkey 'Tricked Back' To Turkmenistan And Imprisoned
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Just six months ago, Omriuzak Omarkulyev was a successful university student in Turkey. Now he is in a Turkmen prison serving a long sentence. A citizen of Turkmenistan, Omarkulyev had founded a "community of Turkmen students" in Turkey while he was ...



Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia completes his diplomatic mission in Turkmenistan - AKIpress (press release)

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Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia completes his diplomatic mission in Turkmenistan
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AKIPRESS.COM - Ambassador of Slovenia to Turkmenistan (based in Moscow) Primož Šeligo, was received by the Turkmen Foreign Ministry on the occasion of completion of his diplomatic mission in Turkmenistan. During the meeting, the Ambassador ...

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Turkmenistan to build Ashgabat-Turkmenabat highway - Trend News Agency

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Turkmenistan to build Ashgabat-Turkmenabat highway
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 18. By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend: Turkmenawtoban OJSC will build a high-speed highway between the Turkmen cities of Ashgabat and Turkmenabat, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported June 18. In accordance with ...



Turkmenistan's mommy issues - EurasiaNet

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Turkmenistan's mommy issues
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A headline in Turkmenistan's state media declaring the bouncing health of the nation's economy did more than just announce figures. It encapsulated the government's entire gravity-denying policy-making ethos. “The results from January to May are ...



Spinning Its Wheels: With Turkmenistan In A Skid, Berdymukhammedov Pedals On - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Spinning Its Wheels: With Turkmenistan In A Skid, Berdymukhammedov Pedals On
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Turkmenistan's president proudly led 3,246 bicyclists as they pedaled to a Guinness world record on June 1, a few days before World Bicycle Day, which was established by the UN General Assembly on Ashgabat's initiative. But even as President Gurbanguly ...



RFE/RL Correspondent Roughed Up -- Again -- In Turkmenistan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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RFE/RL Correspondent Roughed Up -- Again -- In Turkmenistan
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That incident came two days after Deputy Foreign Minister Vepa Hajiyev said at a hearing of the UN Human Rights Council on Turkmenistan in Geneva on May 7 that "the fact that Radio Liberty correspondents work freely in the country" proves that there is ...



Turkmenistan's president effects radical switch-around of top security officials - EurasiaNet

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Turkmenistan's president effects radical switch-around of top security officials
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The head of the Interior Ministry, Isgender Mulikov, might be the only person in Turkmenistan's security bloc deemed to be doing his job correctly. Not only did he hold onto his post, but he was also promoted from General-Major to General-Lieutenant ...



Germany, Switzerland buy oil products from Turkmenistan - Trend News Agency

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Germany, Switzerland buy oil products from Turkmenistan
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 18. By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend: Twenty-eight deals were registered at the State Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange of Turkmenistan last week, the state-run exchange said in a message June 18. Entrepreneurs from ...



Foreign companies struggle in cash-strapped Turkmenistan - Reuters

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Foreign companies struggle in cash-strapped Turkmenistan
Reuters
Turkmenistan, with the world's fourth-largest gas reserves, is still awarding contracts to foreign and domestic firms, but some projects have stalled and the International Monetary Fund says it should cut spending or devalue its currency, the manat TMT=.



Hunger And Eviction: Money Woes Send Turkmen Students Abroad Scrambling - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Hunger And Eviction: Money Woes Send Turkmen Students Abroad Scrambling
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"In the Republic of Turkmenistan, VISA continues to process and provide services to all partner banks as usual, we have not suspended the provision of services to banks in Turkmenistan and are working closely with banks with partners, trade and service ...