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Russia's Security Inroads With Turkmenistan

On October 2, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a landmark strategic partnership agreement. This agreement formalized Russia and Turkmenistan's commitment to friendly relations, after nearly a decade of periodic tensions between the t

THE DIPLOMAT - 2017-11-24 14:15:27

Turkmenistan, Afghanistan sign MoU on railway construction

The Turkmen Railway Transport Ministry and the Afghanistan Railway Authority have signed an agreement which will give additional impetus to Afghanistan's economic development and provide possibilities for the country's access to third states. The MoU envisages a major overhaul of the railway track a

AZERNEWS.AZ - 2017-11-24 07:06:00

Turkmenistan's Iron Lady: A Strange Tale Of Corruption

You could say Gurbanbibi Atajanova was born with a set of jailer's keys in her hand. She served as the country's prosecutor-general for an astonishing 10 years under Turkmenistan's first president, Saparmurat Niyazov, a leader known for constantly shuffling officials. If you were accused of crimes a

RFERL.ORG - 2017-11-24 13:27:39

Coke Eyes Turkmenistan Exit

Turkmenistan's Coca-Cola bottler has ceased production, becoming another victim of the country's worsening economy. The company has operated in the country for almost 20 years and was an official sponsor of the Asian Games in September, Ashgabat's multi-billion dollar sporting extravaganza. The weak

TOL.ORG - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Turkmenistan currency crisis seen causing cola shortage

Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) (AFP) - Fans of Coca-Cola in gas-rich Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat are complaining they can no longer "taste the feeling": their favourite drink has disappeared from shop shelves amidst a sharpening economic crisis. Turkmenistan currency crisis seen causing cola shortage "

YAHOO! - 2017-11-23 18:19:02

Turkmenistan, Germany hold political consultations

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 23 By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend: Berlin hosted Turkmen-German political consultations, said the Turkmen foreign ministry in a message Nov. 23. The German delegation was headed by Andreas Peschke, the German Foreign Ministry's commissioner for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Ce

TREND.AZ - 2017-11-23 14:55:00

Turkmenistan: Activists Threatened

Turkmenistan's capital city Ashgabat. 2015 Bjrn Christian Trrissen (Wikimedia Commons) (Berlin) - Two outspoken women activists were threatened and harassed in recent days in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan's capital, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, International Partnership for Human Rights, and


Turkmenistan fulfills fodder harvesting plan

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 22 By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend: Livestock farms of the Turkmen Ministry of Agriculture and Water Management have been provided with the planned volume of winter fodder, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported. It was planned to collect 90,321 tons of various types of fo


RFE/RL Journalist Threatened Again In Turkmenistan

Soltan Achilova, a veteran correspondent with RFE/RL's Turkmen Service, was threatened again in the most recent of several incidents targeting her for her journalism over the last 18 months. Achilova told RFE/RL that a dark-colored car followed her as she boarded a bus early on November 14, and con


Fizz goes out of Turkmenistan for Coca-Cola as 'currency woes halt production'

Soft drinks producer and distributor Turkmenistan Coca-Cola Bottlers has halted production and is on the verge of shutting down its operations altogether, opposition-run chrono-tm.org news website reported on November 21. The company has reportedly recently faced currency conversion difficulties. Th


Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan support UN resolution on strengthening the links between all modes of transport

AKIPRESS.COM - UN General Assembly's Second Committee (Economic and Financial) approved a draft resolution "strengthening the links between all modes of transport to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals" without a vote. Turkmenistan's delegate said development of transport enhanced connectivity


Turkmenistan ready to transit electricity through Afghanistan

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 19 By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend: Turkmenistan conducts practical work on the implementation of a new international project on electricity exports within the framework of the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TUTAP) project, the Neutral Turkmenistan new


Turkmenistan to issue patents for architectural projects

Turkmenistan intends to protect architectural projects from plagiarism, Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper cited Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov as saying. The need was stressed to include an item into the construction contracts requiring the contractor to obtain a patent to protect the orig


Majlis Podcast: People Continue To Disappear In Turkmenistan

In this latest session of the Majlis, we revisit the topic of rights abuses in Turkmenistan. Specifically, we'll be looking at the plight of those who have been imprisoned and not been heard from since. International rights groups Crude Accountability and Human Rights Watch are cosponsors of a campa


Turkmenistan ambassador originally from Grays Harbor visits college

Allan Mustard, the U.S. ambassador to Turkmenistan since 2014, has spent more than 30 years living and working as an agricultural counselor and embassy worker in places such as Russia, Vienna, India and Mexico. But he first gained an interest in foreign affairs while growing up in Grays Harbor Count


Afghanistan highlights importance of infrastructure projects involving Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 17 By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend: Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has received Chief Adviser on Infrastructure and Technology to the Afghan president Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, the Turkmen government said in message Nov. 17. According to the message, Qayoumi stres


ADB OKs first country strategy for Turkmenistan to back diversification of energy markets

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 17 By Nigar Guliyeva - Trend: The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Board of Directors has endorsed a 5-year Country Partnership Strategy for Turkmenistan to support regional cooperation and economic diversification during 2017-2021. The Bank announced that the document is ADB's


Rethinking Turkmenistan - Azerbaijan Relations

On the 8th of August, Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov paid an official visit to Baku, where he was welcomed by First Deputy Prime Minister Yagub Eyyubov, Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov, and other officials. This year Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan are celebrating the 25th anniversa


Turkmenistan, Germany mull situation in Afghanistan

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 16 By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend The representatives of the Turkmen government and Special Representative of the German Federal Government for Afghanistan and Pakistan Markus Potzel discussed Turkmenistan's activity in some spheres during the meeting in Ashgabat, the Turkmen


Turkmenistan developing ties with Qatar, UAE

Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov held meetings with his counterparts from Qatar and the UAE in Ashgabat, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a message on November 15. According to the message, Qatar's delegation was led by Secretary General of the country's foreign ministry Ahmed bin Hassan