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5 hrs ago | EurasiaNet

Turkmenistan Still Pointing Pilgrims Away from Mecca

For most Muslims the pilgrimage to Mecca is a sacred duty to be completed at least once in a lifetime.

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11 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

China, Turkmenistan to expand practical co-op

China and Turkmenistan are set to further expand practical cooperation as Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli arrived here Tuesday to give a fresh boost to bilateral relations.

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19 hrs ago | AkiPress

17:49 Ashgabat residents oppose removal of air conditioners

Residents of Ashgabat's Parakhat-7 micro-district conducted a protest against actions of the authorities on August 23, Turkmenistan's Radio Liberty reported.

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23 hrs ago | Business Times

Turkey, Japan sign US$1.7b gas-to-liquids project with Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan, holder of the world's fourth-largest natural gas reserves, signed a US$1.7 billion deal with a Turkish-Japanese consortium on Tuesday to build a gas-to-liquids plant as part of its strategy to maximise revenues from its gas riches.

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Yesterday | AkiPress

11:41 Border patrol training on Turkmen-Afghan border launched

Twenty officers from the State Border Service of Turkmenistan will take part in a training course on border patrol which was launched at the Imamnazar border crossing point on the Turkmen-Afghan border on August 25. Two international trainers will deliver the 45-day course, which is organized as part of an OSCE extra-budgetary project on ... (more)

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

AkiPress

10:46 Turkmenistan has completed construction of its segment of North-South railway

Turkmenistan has completed construction of the Turkmen segment of the transport corridor North-South, the press service of the President reported.

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AkiPress

12:26 Trade turnover between Iran, Turkmenistan exceeds $3 bln in 2013

Trade turnover between Iran and Turkmenistan amounted to $3.2 billion in 2013, Zawya reported citing the Turkmen Deputy Minister of Economy and Development, Serdar Atayev at the Iran-Turkmenistan Trade Conference in Ashgabat.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Trend

OSCE consults Turkmenistan in criminal justice

Members of the Mejlis and representatives of judiciary and law enforcement agencies of Turkmenistan discussed decriminalization of parts of the criminal justice system at an OSCE-organized seminar that concluded in Ashgabat, OSCE office in Ashgabat said Aug. 22. The OSCE Centre in Ashgabat organized the event to raise the participant's awareness ... (more)

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AkiPress

09:52 Turkmenistan and New Zealand discuss development of economic ties

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan had a meeting with Ambassador of New Zealand to Turkmenistan Hamish Cooper in Ashgabat on August 21, the press service of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Trend

Turkmenistan, Iran mull aspects of interstate cooperation

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov met with Iran's Vice President for Science and Technology Affairs Sorena Sattari, and mulled topical issues of interstate cooperation, Turkmen government said Aug. 21. "The guest conveyed sincere greetings from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who expressed a strong interest of the Iranian side in the ... (more)

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

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Turkmenistan to increase electricity export to Afghanistan

All necessary conditions will be created in the near future to increase the supply of electricity from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, the Turkmen Ministry of Energy and Industry said Aug. 20. "The construction of appropriate infrastructure will allow creating jobs and contributing to stabilization of the situation in Afghanistan," according to a ... (more)

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Turkmenistan systematically moving to 'green' economy, president says

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Aug. 20 By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend: Turkmenistan is systematically moving to 'green' economy, the use of modern environmentally friendly and resource-saving technologies in industry, and in the oil and gas, power generation and transportation sectors, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov said.

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AkiPress

13:52 Germany assists Turkmen Ministry of Nature Protection in...

The Ministry of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan continues cooperation with German partners, including the Michael Succow Foundation for the Protection of Nature.

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New Turkmen ambassador to Georgia starts his activity

New Turkmen ambassador to Georgia Dovletmurat Muratov delivered the copies of his credentials to Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze August 19. The parties discussed the relevant issues of relations between Georgia and Turkmenistan and the prospects for intensifying the cooperation, the Georgian foreign ministry told Trend.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

AkiPress

09:10 Decriminalization reforms considered in Turkmenistan

Members of the Parliament and representatives of judiciary and law enforcement agencies of Turkmenistan discussed decriminalization of parts of the criminal justice system at an OSCE-organized seminar that concluded in Ashgabat on August 19. The OSCE Center in Ashgabat organized the event to raise the participant's awareness about different ... (more)

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EurasiaNet

Is Turkmenistan Losing Iran as a Gas Customer?

It appears Turkmenistan is about to lose its second-best customer for natural gas, Iran.

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Turkmenistan intends to export fertilizers

New export opportunities will soon allow Turkmenistan to join the ranks of countries exporting mineral fertilizers on the world markets, said the head of the Chalyk Holding Turkish company Ahmet Chalyk.

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Turkmen FEC assigns temporary chairman

Temporary charge of Chairman of "Turkmennebitgazgurlushyk" State Concern has been assigned to Arslan Sopyev, says a public statement of Presidential Decree on Aug. 19. Former head Amanaly Gurbanov was dismissed as chairman of the State Concern for the serious shortcomings in the work.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Reuters

Japan, Turkey start building $1.3 bln Turkmen fertiliser plant

Japan's Mitsubishi Corp. and Turkey's Gap Insaat on Monday laid the foundation of a $1.3 billion plant to produce carbamide in Turkmenistan, which plans to gain added value by using its natural gas to produce the fertiliser for export.

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Daily Times

Turkmenistan to export electricity to Pakistan, neighbours : August 18, 2014,

BISHKEK Vice Prime Minister of Turkmenistan Murad Artykov has said that the rapid construction of substations and high-voltage power lines to the border with Afghanistan will assist to deliver Turkmen electricity to Pakistan, Tajikistan and other neighbouring states.

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