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Kovind wishes for peace, progress and prosperity of Turkmen people at presidential banquet in Ashgabat

April 03, 2022 9:08 am

The president thanked President Serdar Berdimuhamedov for the "warm welcome" to him and his delegation.

India, Turkmenistan sign 4 MoUs for cooperation, agree to expand bilateral trade

April 02, 2022 6:12 pm

This is the first-ever visit of the President of India to independent Turkmenistan and comes just after the inauguration of new Turkmen President Berdimuhamedov.

India-Central Asia Summit focused on overland connectivity, security. Both sides need to turn political will into outcomes

January 29, 2022 9:25 am

🔴 That the leaders of the five Central Asian states, already part of the so-called Shanghai Cooperation Organisation led by Russia and China — India is also a member — are willing to engage India in a separate format suggests that there is considerable interest in deeper ties.

Here's why you should visit the former Soviet republics of Central Asia

December 05, 2021 12:41 pm

These five destinations have to be on your travel wish list!

Puppy eyes

November 24, 2020 8:16 am

Turkmenistan’s leader unveils a golden statue of a beloved dog breed. He is not the first leader to use animals for political ends.

Turkmenistan president unveils 19-foot gold-coated sculpture of his favourite dog breed

November 13, 2020 3:36 pm

The gilded statue, which honours the Central Asian shepherd dog known locally as Alabai, is erected on a traffic circle in Ashgabat, the Central Asian country’s capital city.

Explained: The strange case of Turkmenistan, the country with 'no COVID-19 cases'

July 12, 2020 2:45 pm

Turkmenistan and Covid-19: Due to strict government controls over the dissemination of information, it is difficult to assess the ground situation.

Turkmenistan bans use of the word 'coronavirus'

April 01, 2020 4:30 pm

According to media reports, the word has also been removed from health information brochures distributed in schools, hospitals and workplaces.

Turkmenistan opens plant to ship power to Afghanistan

September 09, 2018 10:57 am

Turkmenistan’s economy suffered severely when Russia stopped buying its gas. Its diversification efforts include the May opening of a new port on the Caspian Sea, and it is building a pipeline to ship gas to new customers in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

Turkmenistan: Liquor stores closed in capital ahead of international sporting events

August 19, 2017 10:29 pm

There has been no announcement from the government of an alcohol ban. The merchants did not give their names, reflecting concern about the authoritarian country's intolerance of criticism.