ALERT: EU, Turkmenistan hold their 5th Human Rights Dialogue
The fifth Human Rights Dialogue between the Republic of Turkmenistan and the European Union took place in Ashgabat.
Fri May 17, 2013
EU Raises Case Of Detained RFE/RL Correspondent
A European Union delegation has raised with Turkmen officials the case of a detained RFE/RL correspondent.
Thu May 16, 2013
Young, Loud, and Turkmen
Ashgabat may be the capital of one of the most closed societies in the world and home to Central Asia's most repressive regime, but even here the walls occasionally shake with the sound of rock 'n' roll.
Wed May 15, 2013
Kazakh, Turkmen telcos complete fibre-optic network
Kazakhtelecom and Turkmentelecom have completed the rollout of a fibre-optic telecommunications network linking the two Central Asian countries, Kazakhtelecom announced in a press release on its website.
Tue May 14, 2013
International Business Times
European Union Abandons Jailed Turkmenistan Reporter Rovshen Yazmuhamedov
"Yazmuhamedov's unexplained detention for the past four days is completely arbitrary and represents a gross violation of his constitutional rights and the international conventions," Reporters Without Borders said, adding that it was reasonable to suspect that Yazmuhamedov's was arrested in a reprisal for his journalistic activities.
Mon May 13, 2013
News from AgustaWestland
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the delivery of the first AW101 VVIP helicopter to Turkmenistan Airlines.
Turkmenistan - RFE/RL correspondent held arbitrarily for past four days
Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to explain why they have been holding Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty correspondent Rovshen Yazmuhamedov in the northeastern city of Turkmenabat since 6 May.
Sun May 12, 2013
Israel sets up 'secret' diplomatic mission in Persian Gulf
Israel established 11 new diplomatic missions worldwide between 2010 and 2012, the country's Finance Ministry reported.
Fri May 10, 2013
Humans Rights Watch
Turkmenistan: Journalist Arrested
Turkmenistan is one of the most closed countries in the world and has a record of arresting and harassing journalists.
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan sign documents on cooperation
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 10 / Trend E. Kosolapova/ Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan signed a number of documents on cooperation within the talks of the Presidents of two countries in Astana on Friday, the Kazakh presidential press-service reported.
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan intend to develop trade and economic relations
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 10 / Trend E. Kosolapova/ Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan intend to develop trade and economic relations, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said following the talks with his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on Friday in Astana, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported.
Thu May 09, 2013
International Business Times
Reporter Rovshen Yazmuhamedov arrested in Turkmenistan
Earlier this week, RFE/RL reporter Rovshen Yazmuhamedov, 30, was arrested by Turkmen police, members of his family told the US-founded media outlet.
Turkmen parliament ratifies military-technical agreement with Ukraine
The Majlis of Turkmenistan has ratified an intergovernmental agreement between Turkmenistan and Ukraine on the implementation of a program of military-technical cooperation between the two countries in 2013-2014, the Turkmen government said on Wednesday.
Wed May 08, 2013
Deputy Head of Garabogaz industrial centre in Turkmenistan dismissed
The deputy hakim of the city of Garabogaz in the Balkan velayat in Turkmenistan Ahmet Annamuhammedov was dismissed for shortcomings in his work, the Turkmen President's promulgated decree says.
Tue May 07, 2013
The St. Petersburg Times
An Escape From Dreams
The trees are barren, the roads dusty, the soil dry and amusement park attractions worn out in the images that Dutch photographer Anoek Steketee and writer Eefie Blankevoort have brought together in a display with the escapist title 'Dream City.' Now on view at the Rosphoto exhibition center until June 16, the exhibition is a thrilling account of a ... (more)
Turkmenistan: Consultations Pose Test of EU's Resolve
Later this May, European Union officials will meet a delegation from Turkmenistan during annual human rights consultations.
Mon May 06, 2013
AAAS leverages innovative technique to confirm oil slicks in Turkmenistan
AAAS analysis of WorldView-2 imagery from 27 March 2011 confirmed an unusual feature believed to be a recurring oil slick in the Caspian Sea.
Iran keen to expand ties with Turkmenistan, Cuba: Salehi
TEHRAN The Iranian foreign minister on Monday described political relations with Turkmenistan as very close, saying that Tehran was seeking to expand ties in energy and transportation sectors with Ashgabat.
Fri May 03, 2013
Global Voices Online
Turkmen Leader Falls off Horse
On April 28, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov of Turkmenistan and his horse won a race in Ashgabat.
Thu May 02, 2013
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Bleak Media Outlook in Repressive Stans
The leaders of the Central Asian states of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan like talking about media freedom, and now and then they ask journalists to come out and criticise them.