Turkmenistan

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

Ashkhabad

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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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Turkmenistan launches new gas chemical complex - ICIS

Turkmenistan launches new gas chemical complex
ICIS
MOSCOW (MRC)--Production has begun at a new gas chemical complex (GCC) for processing natural gas and producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) at Kiyanly in Turkmenistan, according to MRC analysts. Testing started in August with an ...



Foreign ministries of Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan ink 2019-2020 co-op program - AzerNews

AzerNews

Foreign ministries of Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan ink 2019-2020 co-op program
AzerNews
By Trend. Political consultations between the ministries of foreign affairs of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan took place on October 18 in Baku, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan said in a message. The delegations were headed by the Foreign ...



Turkmenistan opens $3.4 billion chemical plant - The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times

Turkmenistan opens $3.4 billion chemical plant
The Seattle Times
KIYANLY, Turkmenistan (AP) — The Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan has opened a chemical plant that cost $3.4 billion to build, its latest effort to diversity its gas-dependent economy. Turkmenistan is home to one of the world's largest natural gas ...

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OSCE consulting Turkmenistan in enhancing ammunition stockpile ... - Trend News Agency

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OSCE consulting Turkmenistan in enhancing ammunition stockpile ...
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Officials from Turkmenistan's Presidential Administration and the Ministry of Defense discussed best practices in enhancing ammunition stockpile security during ...

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Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan relations reached new level [UPDATE] - AzerNews

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Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan relations reached new level [UPDATE]
AzerNews
By Trend. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov. Noting rich history of Azerbaijani-Turkmen relations, the head of state hailed the ...



Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan: foreign ministries held political consultations - AZERTAC News

AZERTAC News

Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan: foreign ministries held political consultations
AZERTAC News
Foreign ministries of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan held political consultations, press service of the Foreign Ministry said. The Azerbaijani delegation was led by Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, while Turkmenistan side - by the Deputy ...



OSCE advises Turkmenistan on protecting energy infrastructure from cyber attacks - Trend News Agency

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OSCE advises Turkmenistan on protecting energy infrastructure from cyber attacks
Trend News Agency
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Oct. 20. By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend: Strengthening protection and preparedness against terrorist attacks aimed at critical energy infrastructure was the focus of a risk-assessment and crisis management exercise held in ...



IDB studying private business investment projects in Turkmenistan - Trend News Agency

IDB studying private business investment projects in Turkmenistan
Trend News Agency
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Oct. 20. By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend: A meeting with representatives of the private sector development corporation of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) was held at the Ashgabat headquarters of the Union of Industrialists and ...



Foreign ministries of Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan ink 2019-2020 co-op program (PHOTO) - Trend News Agency

Trend News Agency

Foreign ministries of Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan ink 2019-2020 co-op program (PHOTO)
Trend News Agency
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 18. Trend: Political consultations between the ministries of foreign affairs of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan took place on October 18 in Baku, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan said in a message. The delegations were ...
Novruz Mammadov hails potential for developing economic relations between Azerbaijan and TurkmenistanAZERTAC News

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Turkmenistan: Russia Plans to Resume Its Imports of Turkmen Natural Gas - STRATFOR

STRATFOR

Turkmenistan: Russia Plans to Resume Its Imports of Turkmen Natural Gas
STRATFOR
In its 2018 Annual Forecast, Stratfor wrote that low energy prices would compound the socio-economic pressures in Central Asia, including in Turkmenistan, and as a result, Russia would increase its involvement in the region. A Russian deal to resume ...
Turkmenistan: Russia gas deal a prelude to economic lifeline?EurasiaNet

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