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Turkmenistan bans sex, 'bad habits' from TV

Tightly controlled Turkmenistan has banned broadcasters from showing sex and encouraging "bad habits" in a law designed to create a "positive image" of the Central Asian country on the air. The law, signed by strongman President Gubanguly Berdymukhamedov over the weekend according to state newspaper


Turkmenistan preparing for elections to parliament, local authorities

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Jan. 13 By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend: Information has been provided on the preparations for elections of members of parliament, as well as local authorities of Turkmenistan at a government meeting, the Turkmen Dovlet Habarlary state news agency reported Jan. 13. Chairman of the


Turkmenistan names new deputy minister of finance & economy

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Jan. 10 By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend: Merdan Bayramdurdyev has been appointed as Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan. The relevant decree was signed by the country's president. Turkmenistan's Ministry of Finance and Economy was established recently. The new mi


Turkmenistan preparing for parliamentary election

Turkmenistan is preparing for the election of candidates running for seats in parliament to be held on March 25, 2018, the Turkmen government said in a message Jan. 19. A total of 125 MPs are to be elected in the country. The upcoming election will be held according to the principles of openness and

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Turkmenistan declares 2018 as Silk Road year

ANKARA Turkmenistan has declared 2018 as the Silk Road year and is seeking to establish an extensive transport infrastructure, according to Turkmenistan's ambassador to Turkey. Speaking at a news conference in capital Ankara, Isankuli Amanliyev said 2018 has been declared "Turkmenistan - the Heart o

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Turkmenistan foreign minister visits Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: On the invitation of Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and Cabinet of Ministers Deputy Chairman Rashid Meredov visited Islamabad from January 15 to 16. The Turkmenistan foreign minister was accompanied by a high-level delegation, comprising of


Iran ready to expand ties with Turkmenistan

TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) - Iran's parliament speaker met and talked with his Turkmenistan counterpart in Tehran on Monday afternoon to discuss bilateral relations and the ways to strengthen them. During the meeting with Turkmenistan's parliament speaker (Chairman of Assembly) Akja Nuberdiyeva and his


Turkmenistan Acquired China's QW-2 MANPADS

Turkmenistan has been confirmed as a buyer for China's QW-2 man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS). On January 11, 2018, the dissident media outlet Chronicles of Turkmenistan released a video of Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov's recent visit to a border post. During his visit, Presid


New deputy minister of internal affairs appointed in Turkmenistan

Ovezdurdy Khojanyyazov has been appointed as deputy minister of internal affairs of Turkmenistan, according to a decree by the country's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. Meanwhile, the country's State Security Council held a meeting last week. Touching upon the priorities during the meeting, the

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Turkmenistan sets up National Anti-Doping Agency

Turkmenistan has set up the National Anti-Doping Agency, 'Turkmenistan' TV channel reported on January 12 referring to President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Craig Reedie's letter to Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. "I am pleased with the adoption of the anti-doping law and the


Turkmenistan, Pakistan agree to strengthen economic ties

Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov visited Islamabad on January 15-16 on the invitation of Foreign Minister Khawaja M Asif to discuss the bilateral cooperation, said a foreign ministry statement. The Turkmen foreign minister was accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising Minister


For Turkmenistan, Looking Good Is Everything

Since independence arrived in 1991, Turkmenistan's presidents have ordered huge sums to be spent on construction projects of seemingly little use to the general public. But that money has generally come from revenues from natural gas exports. Income from gas sales has fallen precipitously in recent


Personnel changes in Turkmenistan's banking sector

Dovletmuhammet Babayev has been appointed deputy chairman of the State Development Bank of Turkmenistan, according to a decree by the country's president. The State Development Bank is entrusted to issue concessional loans to enterprises of various forms of ownership, and it acts as a mechanism that


Kazakhstan ratifies strategic partnership deal with Turkmenistan

AKIPRESS.COM - President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev ratified the strategic partnership agreement between Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan inked during the visit of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to Astana in April 2017. "Turkmenistan is a close neighbor and partner of Kazakh


Turkmenistan bans 'bad habits' from TV

Tightly controlled Turkmenistan has banned broadcasters from showing sex and encouraging "bad habits" in a law designed to create a "positive image" of the Central Asian country on the air. The law, signed by strongman President Gubanguly Berdymukhamedov over the weekend according to state newspaper


UAE, Turkmenistan officials discuss investment opportunities

Senior officials from the UAE and Turkmenistan recently met and discussed ways of promoting investment and cooperation in multiple areas, particularly renewable energy and infrastructure, between the two countries. The meeting was held between Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE's Minister of


New Chinese-built MANPADS has entered service with Turkmenistan Army

The authoritative military publication, the Army Recognition reported that Turkmenistan has purchased QW-2 (Syanvey-2) man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) from China. According to the Army Recognition, the QW-2 MANPADS was presented during a visit of the Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuha


Footage suggests QW-2 MANPADS has entered service with Turkmenistan Army

Turkmenistan's state media has released video footage showing a member of the Turkmenistan Army displaying a Chinese-built Qian Wei 2 (QW-2) manportable air defence system (MANPADS) for the country's president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov: a likely indication that the system has entered service with


TAPI gas pipeline discussed between Turkmenistan, Pakistan

The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project initiated by the energy-rich Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan which strives to expand its gas export routes has shown some progress recently. The project's development became a hot topic for discussion during the visit of Tu


Black, dark coloured cars banned in Turkmenistan

This highly unpopular measure is already effective and follows a veto from 2015. In a strange move, black and other dark colored cars have been banned in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan. The move comes after president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow ordered banned on dark coloured cars as he consid