Sunday, November 29, 2015

Latest Turkmenistan News

Turkmen President On China Visit

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov arrived in China on November 12 for a visit that the country's state media say is aimed at promoting the ongoing construction of natural gas pipelines between the two countries. More

Construction Of TAPI Pipeline To Begin

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have agreed to launch construction of a pipeline meant to pump natural gas from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. More

Ashgabat Starts Pipeline Construction

Turkmenistan's state media reports that President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has ordered state companies to begin the construction of a pipeline carrying gas from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. More

Video Kerry In Kazakhstan: Terror Threat No Excuse To Lock Up Foes

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry praised Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev for his "leadership" in countering Islamic extremism but warned that the threat of terrorism is no excuse for stifling democracy and dissent. More

WATCH: Kerry Dedicates Expanded U.S. Embassy In Kyrgyzstan

Video Kerry Kicks Off Central Asian Tour With Visit To Kyrgyzstan

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has met with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev in Kyrgyzstan at the start of his tour of the five countries of Central Asia. More

More Turkmen News

Latest Blog Posts

Turkish-Russian Tensions Put Central Asia In A Tough Spot

​Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane on November 24 has put the Central Asian states with Turkic peoples in an extremely awkward position. More

Audio Turkmenistan: Big Projects Go On Despite Bleak Future

Turkmenistan has not been immune to the economic crisis in Central Asia; if anything, the country's dependence on natural gas exports has made it more vulnerable than its neighbors. But one would never know it looking at the number of costly and arguably fruitless projects into which its pouring money. More
Blog Archive

Features & Commentary

Video U.S. Envoy Tells Russia's Neighbors: Having Putin As Your Only Friend Not A Good Idea

U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Daniel Baer says former Soviet republics should enhance their relations with the European Union and the United States and avoid dependence on Russia.

New Walls Rise After Iron Curtain’s Fall

The idea of erecting barriers to keep undesirables at bay did not crumble with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain.

Hard Times: Why Are Commodity-Exporting Countries In Trouble?

As commodity-exporting countries worldwide face problems, Kazakhstan is the latest to feel the economic pain.

IMU Declares It Is Now Part Of The Islamic State

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) is not only allied to the Islamic State (IS) group, it now considers itself part of it.
More Articles

About RFE/RL's Turkmen Service

RFE/RL's Turkmen Service is the only independent source for news and information in the country, with special emphasis given to topics such as democracy and human rights.

Subscribe In English

Subscribe to Central Asia Report

to a weekly update of news, features, and analysis on Central Asia.