from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Formerly also Turkmen Soviet Socialist RepublicTurkmenistan A country of west-central Asia east of the Caspian Sea. Once part of ancient Persia and later ruled by Arabs (8th century), Turks (11th century), Mongols (13th-14th century), and Uzbeks (late 15th century), it was annexed by Russia in 1881 and became a constituent republic of the USSR in 1925. Turkmenistan declared its independence in 1991 following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Ashgabat is the capital and the largest city. Population: 5,100,000.

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  • proper n. Country in Central Asia. Official name: Turkmenistan.

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  • n. a republic in Asia to the east of the Caspian Sea and to the south of Kazakhstan and to the north of Iran; an Asian soviet from 1925 to 1991


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Turkish Türkmen ("Turk-like; Turkmen") + Persian ستان (stān, "-stan")


  • THE LAW OF TURKMENISTAN ON TURKMEN PRESIDENTThis law specifies legal, economic, organizational and other bases for the functions of the President of Turkmenistan, spells out the state's guarantees of his functions as well as provides guarantees to a former president and his family


  • BUNDESTAG DEPUTY HEDI WEGENER VISITED TURKMENISTAN Chairman of the Bundestag's committee on Central Asia, Hedi Wegener, was on a working visit in Turkmenistan.


  • Four years ago I would get shocked hearing similar stories about injustices in Turkmenistan from a friend of mine.

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  • China, which already has deals with gas-rich Turkmenistan, is seeking to buy gas more cheaply than Gazprom's European consumers, which typically lock in mandatory long-term supplies at a price linked to oil, with only small volumes linked to the spot price for gas.

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  • Agence France-Presse/Getty Images China, which already has deals with gas-rich Turkmenistan, is seeking to buy gas more cheaply than Gazprom's European consumers.

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  • This latter project is closely linked to CNP activities in Turkmenistan, where the conglomerate plans to export 3 bcm of gas in 2010 from the Amu Darya natural gas project under a production-sharing agreement with Turkmenistan.

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  • An internal investigation by Global Santa Fe Corp., for example, found that it might have violated U.S. sanctions laws after a freight forwarder shipped goods to its rig in Turkmenistan through Iran, according to company filings.

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  • In the 13th century, Genghis Khan's son Tolui killed nearly every inhabitant of Merv in Turkmenistan, then the world's largest city.

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  • Anyone who doesn't like John Wayne should be rode out of town on a rail and forced to live in Turkmenistan, France, or some similar savage place.

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  • Turkmenistan is somewhere around Afganistan and China is the big thingy west of Japan. unity100

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