Accessibility links

Breaking News

First Israeli Ambassador To Turkmenistan Presents Credentials

Israel's first-ever ambassador to Turkmenistan has presented his credentials to Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov.

Turkmen media reported that Shemi Tzur also gave Berdymukhammedov an invitation from President Shimon Peres to visit Israel.

Tzur was the second candidate Israel proposed to take up the ambassador's post in Turkmenistan.

The first candidate to be Israeli ambassador was Rueven Daniel, a former Mossad agent whose nomination reportedly raised protests from Turkmenistan's southern neighbor Iran and was subsequently rejected.

Israel and Turkmenistan established diplomatic relations in 1992, but it was not until 2009 that Israel announced an intention to send an ambassador to Turkmenistan.

With reporting by Interfax and AFP
  • 16x9 Image


    RFE/RL journalists report the news in 27 languages in 23 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established. We provide what many people cannot get locally: uncensored news, responsible discussion, and open debate.

RFE/RL has been declared an "undesirable organization" by the Russian government.

If you are in Russia and hold a Russian passport or are a stateless person residing permanently in Russia, please note that you could face fines or imprisonment for sharing, liking, commenting on, or saving our content, or for contacting us.

To find out more, click here.