Turkmenistan

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

Ashkhabad

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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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BRIEF: China CNPC starts new gas field construction in Turkmenistan - ETEnergyworld.com

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BRIEF: China CNPC starts new gas field construction in Turkmenistan
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Chinese energy giant CNPC started to build a new gas field at its Amu River gas production project in Turkmenistan, with designed daily output at around 4 million cubic metres, the company said in a statement on Tuesday The new gas field is expected to ...



Turkmenistan plans to build railway ferries - AzerNews

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Turkmenistan plans to build railway ferries
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By Trend. Turkmenistan plans to start building railway ferries, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Manmathan Chakaev said. Chakayev made the remarks in his report to the country's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, local TV channel "Altyn ...

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VI summit of heads of Caspian states to be held in Turkmenistan - AzerNews

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VI summit of heads of Caspian states to be held in Turkmenistan
AzerNews
By Trend. The next VI summit of the heads of the Caspian states will be held in Turkmenistan within the agreed time frame, the final communiqué of the fifth Caspian summit, held yesterday in Aktau reads, the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan said in a ...
Five States Sign Convention On Caspian Legal StatusRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
6th Caspian Summit may take place in Turkmenistanhttp://www.inform.kz/sitemap_en.xml (press release)
Russia, Iran, and three others agree Caspian status, but not bordersReuters
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Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan advance strategic partnership - AzerNews - AzerNews

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Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan advance strategic partnership - AzerNews
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The exchange of ratification documents of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, signed on April 18, 2017, took place in ...
Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan advance strategic partnershipMENAFN.COM

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Turkmenistan to host 6th Caspian summit - Trend News Agency

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Turkmenistan to host 6th Caspian summit
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The sixth summit of the heads of the Caspian states will be held in Turkmenistan within the agreed time frame, the final communique of the fifth Caspian summit, recently held in Kazakhstan's Aktau, reads, the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan said in a ...
Caspian Agreement May Trigger Cascade of Energy ProjectsTransitions Online
What Does Caspian Sea's New 'Shared Usage' Convention Hold For Oil And Gas ExplorationForbes
Convention on Caspian Sea to expand prospects for transit cargo traffic dev'tAzerNews
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Italy's Eni to buy spare parts for gas engines, compressors in Turkmenistan via tender - Trend News Agency

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Italy's Eni to buy spare parts for gas engines, compressors in Turkmenistan via tender
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Eni Turkmenistan Ltd., a subsidiary of Italy's Eni, has announced a tender to buy spare parts for Waukesha gas engines and gas compressors by Ariel Corporation in Turkmenistan. The tender will be closed at 17:00 (GMT +5) on Sept. 13, 2018. All ...



Turkmenistan: UN Blames Government for Activist's Death - Human Rights Watch

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Turkmenistan: UN Blames Government for Activist's Death
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Muradova was an activist with the Turkmenistan Helsinki Foundation, an independent human rights group that works on Turkmenistan from exile in Bulgaria, and a regular contributor to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. In June 2006, police in Ashgabat, ...



Turkmenistan: Facts are stubborn things - EurasiaNet

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Turkmenistan: Facts are stubborn things
EurasiaNet
A government get-together in Turkmenistan this week was a predictable smorgasbord of half-truths, untruths and self-reassuring fantasies. The ostensible agenda of the August 3 Cabinet meeting overseen by President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov was to ...



Turkmenistan in process of TAPI gas pipeline construction - MENAFN.COM

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Turkmenistan in process of TAPI gas pipeline construction
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The meeting reported about the measures taken to implement the initiatives to diversify routes for the export of energy carriers to world markets, in particular, the construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, which ...
China reportedly interested in joining TAPI gas pipeline projectTimes of Central Asia

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Turkmenistan producing reagents used in energy sector - Trend News Agency

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Turkmenistan producing reagents used in energy sector
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Turkmenistan's Ak Sili plant located in the country's Mary province specializes in production of reagents used in energy sector, oil and gas production, chemical, medical, food and other industries, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported.