Monday, July 25, 2016


Latest Turkmenistan News

Turkmenistan Closes Border With Kazakhstan

Turkmen officials have closed the border with Kazakhstan for five days in line with increased security measures. More

Left to right: Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rohani, and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev

Russian, Iranian, Azerbaijani Leaders To Meet

The presidents of Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan are expected to hold talks in Baku early next month. More

Turkmenistan Pardons 612 Prisoners, Including 26 Foreigners

Turkmenistan’s state media say President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has pardoned 612 prisoners, including 26 foreign citizens, ahead of festivities marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. More

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden slammed recent anti-Muslim and pro-Russia stands taken by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Biden Slams Trump's Anti-Muslim Stands, Embrace Of Putin

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's anti-Muslim policies could backfire and hurt the United States. More

UN Condemns Orlando Massacre, Despite Resistance From Russia, Muslim Nations

The UN Security Council overcame resistance from Russia, African, and Muslim states on June 13 and condemned the mass shooting at a Florida gay nightclub. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Audio Signs That Turkmenistan's Gas Sector Is In Crisis

urkmenistan is apparently having enormous economic problems. The country's system is so opaque that it is always difficult to know much about what is going on there. But the recent decision to scrap the two entities that were overseeing the oil and gas sector and to restructure the management of that industry give the impression that the authorities in Ashgabat are getting desperate. More

Audio Majlis Podcast: Turkmenistan's Afghan Dilemma

Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov made a rare and little publicized visit to three northwestern Afghan provinces at the end of June. The trip, and what it means to Turkmenistan’s posturing toward Afghanistan, bears a closer look. More
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Features & Commentary

Video In Wake Of Blown Coup, Turkey Takes Global Aim At Gulen Movement

As Turkey cracks down hard on perceived enemies like the Gulen movement at home, it also looks set to escalate the controversy over the global Islamic education movement by pressing other countries to follow suit.
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