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Turkmenistan: In Isolation

Take a few glimpses at Turkmenistan. This Central Asian state is rarely featured in western media so much of the architecture of its capital Ashgabat – grandiose and glittering – will seem almost like something from a science-fiction movie. Plus its terrain is unforgiving and unwelcoming, and inclu


Turkmenistan increasing electricity export to Afghanistan

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 16By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:Turkmenistan is increasing the volume of electricity supply to Afghanistan, the state news agency Turkmen Dovlet Khabarlary reported June 15.The construction of new power transmission lines is being completed in the Afghan territory, which wil


President of Turkmenistan attends international water forum in Dushanbe

As part of his working visit to the capital city of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took part in the High-Level International Conference entitled “Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028.”


Polygamy Banned in Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, June 19,Interfax– A legislative provision banning polygamy will take effect in Turkmenistan on September 1.President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow has signed a decree introducing amendments and additions to the Family Code. The document was published in the newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan on Tu


Turkmenistan officially bans polygamy

AKIPRESS.COM- Turkmenistan has officially banned polygamy, according to the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper.The amendments to the Family Code of Turkmenistan were published in the newspaper. The law was passed by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov."Polygamy means having two or more wifes at the same


Turkmenistan, Belgium hold political consultations

Issues of regional cooperation, including energy and security issues, were also discussed, and proposals were made to unite peacekeeping initiatives in order to combat such international challenges as terrorism, extremism and illicit drug trafficking, according to the message.

TODAY.AZ - 2018-06-22 16:12:00

Turkmenistan readies for polygamy crackdown

Turkmenistan’s first president after independence from the USSR, Saparmurat Niyazov, suggested he might legalise polygamy in 1999.Turkmenistan would have been the first ex-Soviet country to legalise polygamy had Niyazov followed through with his proposal, which he justified in terms of the need to r


EU and Turkmenistan hold their annual Human Rights Dialogue

The dialogue allowed for constructive and open exchanges on a wide range of issues, including the fundamental freedoms of peaceful assembly, association, religion or belief, movement, opinion and expression. The dialogue also addressed the freedom of the press, civil society development, women's, ch

TIMES OF CENTRAL ASIA - 2018-06-23 03:40:00

Pakistan, Turkmenistan interested in early implementation of TAPI

Hussain pointed out the relevance of the proposals to join efforts in addressing such aspects of environmental issues as the preservation and restoration of water and other natural resources, combating desertification and land degradation, preventing and minimizing the consequences of natural and ma

AZERNEWS.AZ - 2018-06-22 13:46:00

UN, State Bank of Turkmenistan sign memo on SDGs

The SDGs have the integrated and indivisible nature and ensure balance of all components of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. This implies the universal elimination of poverty in all its forms, ensuring food security, quality education, gender equality, sustainable use of

AZERNEWS.AZ - 2018-06-21 13:40:00

Gas transportation - key issue for Turkmenistan, UN says

In terms of communications, the biggest issue in Turkmenistan is related to the transportation of gas, mainly by pipelines such as Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI), as well as the creation of infrastructure for liquefied natural gas, the UN Development Program (UNDP) said in a statemen

AZERNEWS.AZ - 2018-06-22 15:45:00

UN supports efforts of Turkmenistan to improve state financial system

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 21By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:The participants of the international conference organized in Ashgabat June 20 with the participation of the UN Development Program (UNDP), in their final document welcomed the efforts of Turkmenistan to improve the system of public finance an


Turkmenistan is creating artificial lake in a desert: President

AKIPRESS.COM- President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov told about his country's ecological policy during the international conference on water in Dushanbe on June 20.Berdimuhamedov told about ongoing major project on creation of a lake on the Karakum desert. The lake called Altyn Asyr wil


Presidents of Turkmenistan and Tajikistan speak for enhancing transport cooperation

ASHGABAT (TCA) — In the framework of the High Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028 which started in the Tajik capital Dushanbe on June 20, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov held a meeting with President of


Turkmenistan Airlines resuming flights to Abu Dhabi

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 16By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:Turkmenistan Airlines is resuming regular passenger transportation along the Ashgabat-Abu Dhabi-Ashgabat route, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported June 16.Air tickets can be purchased at all agencies of the service and representative o


Ambassador Of Turkmenistan Calls On Managing Director APP - UrduPoint

Ambasador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, of Turkmenistan in Islamabd, Atadjan Movlamov has paid a call on visit to Managing Director Associated Press of Pakistan, Masood Ahmed Malik.

URDUPOINT.COM - 2018-06-21 14:20:46

New Minister of Defense of Turkmenistan appointed

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 14By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:Begench Gundogdyev was appointed Minister of Defense of Turkmenistan, the decree of the president of the country says.Gundogdyev was relieved of his post as the Commander of the Border Troops. He was replaced in this position by Shadurdy Durdy


Turkmenistan's Leader -- Protector Or Loner?

It seems that Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, known in Turkmenistan as "Arkadag" (The Protector), does not much like to socialize. Maybe he should be called "Garasoymez" (The Loner).


Turkmenistan introduces non-cash pension system amid economic woes

In May, Turkmenistan’s retirees were informed unexpectedly that starting from June onward their pensions will no longer be handed out in cash in bank offices as before but will be transferred to a bank card for which a bank account needs to be opened, the independent foreign-based news websiteChroni


People present passport to buy bread in Turkmenistan

AKIPRESS.COM- The lines for food products in public stores of Ashgabat are growing daily, products are sold from back sides of the stores. To buy bread, people have to present a passport. To buy a flour, people have to reserve their place in line one month ahead, the Turkmen service of RFE/RL report