Tuesday, September 02, 2014


Latest Turkmenistan News

WATCH: Public Protest In Turkmenistan

Video Turkmen Defy Officials In Rare Public Protest

A rare public protest took place in the Turkmen capital when some 50 people blocked cranes from removing air conditioners from the windows of their apartments. More

Uzbek President Heading To China

Uzbek President Islam Karimov is traveling to China on August 19 for an official visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. More

Central Asia Plus Japan Dialogue Holds Session In Bishkek

Foreign ministers from the five Central Asian countries and Japan are convening in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, for a conference known as the Central Asia plus Japan Dialogue. More

Turkmen, Kyrgyz To 'Widen' Ties

Turkmenistan has said it plans to "widen" diplomatic ties with Kyrgyzstan. More

Family Of Turkmen Conscript Say He Died In Hazing Incident

The family of a Turkmen conscript who died while in service are alleging that he was murdered in a hazing incident. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Is Turkmenistan Losing Iran As A Gas Customer?

Iran's oil minister says his country no longer needs gas from Turkmenistan. While it might just be a bargaining tactic, it could reflect a potential shift in Iran's role in the international gas market. More

Video More Warnings South Of The Afghan-Turkmen Border

The situation in Afghanistan's northern Jowzjan Province continues to deteriorate, with one official claiming an increasing number of ethnic Turkmen are taking up arms, fighting with and against the Taliban, and that the lack of any government force capable of maintaining order has led to the resurgence of local warlords. More
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Features & Commentary

Yelena Ryabinina, Advocate For Central Asian Refugees, Mourned By Friends And Colleagues

One of Russia's most prominent defenders of Central Asian refugees, Yelena Ryabinina, dies after a long battle with cancer.
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Video Turkmen Starting To Complain In Greater Numbers

Under Turkmenistan's notoriously repressive regime, those who publicly criticize the government have been known to end up in jail. But that hasn't stopped an increasing number of Turkmen from approaching RFE/RL Turkmen Service correspondents in recent months to voice their dissatisfaction with officials. Is it bravery, desperation, or a more tolerant atmosphere?
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Video Turkmen Starting To Complain In Greater Numbers

Under Turkmenistan's notoriously repressive regime, those who publicly criticize the government have been known to end up in jail. But that hasn't stopped an increasing number of Turkmen from approaching RFE/RL Turkmen Service correspondents in recent months to voice their dissatisfaction with officials. Is it bravery, desperation, or a more tolerant atmosphere?
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Video Real State Of Turkmen Medical Care A Far Cry From Official Images

Since coming to power in 2006, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has invested tens of millions of dollars to modernize his country's health-care sector, building gleaming new medical facilities filled with state of-the-art technology. For many ordinary Turkmen, however, the reality is far less shiny.
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Afghans Criticize Government’s Handling Of International Norouz Event

The Afghan government has angered many Afghans by ditching a plan to hold an international Norouz festival in a multimillion-dollar castle specifically built for the event.
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