Archive for the ‘Turkmenistan’ Category

Iran, Turkmenistan Discuss Expansion of Energy Cooperation

Via The Iran Project, a report on Iranian and Turkey interest in expanding energy cooperation: On the sidelines of the 14th Specialized Economic Exhibition of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Ashgabat, the Iranian and Turkmen delegations met and held talks to discuss developing cooperation. Introducing the capabilities of Iranian companies in the oil industry, […]

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Beijing Summit Cements China’s Role as Dominant Outside Power in Turkmenistan

Via the Jamestown Foundation, a report on China’s influence in Turkmenistan: Since gaining independence in 1991, Turkmenistan has typically attracted only sporadic international attention both because of its constitutionally mandated policy of strict neutrality and the extreme isolation Ashgabat has pursued with an authoritarianism so severe that it rivals that of North Korea. But the […]

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Central Asia’s Economic Prospects in 2023

Via The Diplomat, a look at Central Asia’s economic prospects in the year ahead: The World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects report warns of a sharp downturn, with the clouds of a possible recession gathering amid high inflation and interest rates, sluggish investment, and the reverberations of the Russian war in Ukraine. According to the World Bank’s […]

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Turkmenistan’s Leader Travels To Beijing As Dependence On China Grows

Via Eurasia Review, a report on Turkmenistan’s growing dependence on China:  (Hoping to boost his country’s economic prospects and deepen its energy links with China, Turkmen President Serdar Berdymukhammedov arrived in Beijing on January 5 for a two-day state visit. Few details have been made available about the trip, but the visit marks Berdymukhammedov’s first […]

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Turkmenistan Builds New $1.5 Billion City, Far Removed From Grinding Poverty

Via Radio Free Europe, a report on Turkmenistan new $1.5 billion city, Arkadag, which is expected to house the country’s elite: Turkmenistan, one of the world’s most repressive and isolated countries, is stricken by widespread poverty. But the authorities are set to unveil a newly built $1.5 billion city, a project that officials claim “reflects the […]

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Erdogan Touts Potential Gas Deal Ahead of Turkmenistan Summit

Via Al Monitor, a report on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan interest in a gas deal that would extend into Europe: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that the trilateral summit between Turkey, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan this week will focus on Ankara’s plans to carry Turkmen gas to Turkey and from there to Europe […]

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