Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Latest Turkmenistan News

Russian Navy Vessels Visit Iran

A fleet of Russian warships berthed in the Caspian port of Enzali in Iran on October 13. More

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian in Minsk

Armenia Signs Up To Russian-Led Union

President Serzh Sarkisian signed the agreement to join the Eurasian Economic Union at a meeting of regional heads of state in the Belarus' capital, Minsk, on October 10. More

Antigay activists trample on a rainbow flag during a protest by gay-rights activists in Moscow in 2013.

Russia: 14 Killed In Xenophobic Attacks In '14

A Moscow-based think tank that monitors xenophobia and extremism says 14 people have been killed and 77 injured in ethnically motivated attacks across Russia since the beginning of the year. More

Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) and his counterparts from Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan pose for a photo during the Caspian summit in Astrakhan.

Putin Optimistic After 4th Caspian Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is hopeful that an agreement on the legal status of the Caspian Sea can be adopted at the next summit of the sea's five littoral states. More

Turkmenistan's Future Diplomats Complete OSCE Course

Sixty Turkmen students majoring in international relations and international law have completed training the OSCE hopes will help strengthen the Central Asian former Soviet republic's connections with the outside world. More

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Latest Blog Posts

OSCE And U.S. Policy Toward Turkmenistan On The Eve Of Afghan Drawdown

International human rights groups and media freedom organizations perennially list Turkmenistan as having one of most abusive regimes in the world. That should make Turkmenistan an unlikely party to be a member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), but it is a member, though the country's participation is difficult to see sometimes. More

Turkmenistan’s New Afghan Border Policy

Turkmenistan’s government is clarifying its policy toward its border with Afghanistan and now seems to be adopting the same tactic as neighbors Uzbekistan and Tajikistan -- that is, sealing the frontier. 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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