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Turkmenistan is mainly a desert country with arid land and a high amount of biodiversity.1 The country is extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.2 While the government does have some policies in place to combat the negative effects of climate change, the implementation of these policies is not cohesive and there are vast regional disparities.3 The increase of agriculture has led to a high level of land degradation and water resources are inefficiently used.4 As of late, climate change and its mitigation has become a high priority for the government of this desert nation.5

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Turkmenistan News

The Diplomat 
Turkmenistan's gas industry has struggled to adjust to the new regional market configuration, with Russia dropping it as a supplier, China becoming its sole reliable customer, and the TAPI pipeline construction lagging behind. Structural problems, such ... See more..
Trend News Agency 
King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent a letter to Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishing the bilateral diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Turkmenistan. In his ... See more..
Times of Central Asia (subscription) 
ASHGABAT (TCA) — United Nations Children's Fund on April 25 congratulated the Government of Turkmenistan for having been elected to the UNICEF Executive Board for the period 2018-2020 and to the Commission on Status of Women for four years. See more..
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Trend News Agency 
The Turkmen Economy and Development Ministry will hold an auction for the sale of state facilities at 10:00 (GMT + 5 hours) May 5, 2017 at the following ... See more..
Washington Post 
Synthesizer? Check. Drum machine? You got it. An authoritarian president on the mic? Only in Turkmenistan, where this month the Central Asian country's self-proclaimed “protector,” President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, won a supposed contest to ... See more..
EurasiaNet 
The Teke bazaar in Ashgabat in 2011. Basic staples, like eggs, sugar and cooking oil, have become hard to locate in Turkmenistan. The situation is likened by some commentators to what occurred in the late Soviet period, when large lines would form ... See more..
Times of Central Asia (subscription) 
On April 15, the Government of Turkmenistan and the UN Agencies came together to launch the National Programme and Plan of Action on the realization of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control for the period of 2017-2021, the UN Country ... See more..
Pakistan Observer 
Tweet on Twitter. Ashgabat. Turkmenistan's Turkmengas State Concern is inviting consulting companies to partake in the construction project of the ... See more..
EurasiaNet 
Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov sings his song titled “Forward, Forward, Only Forward My Beloved Turkmenistan” in early April. The song was declared the official anthem for the upcoming 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. See more..
MINING.com 
Turkmenistan continues to expand into the potash market by opening Monday an international bid process for its second potash plant. The gas-rich nation, ... See more..
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Geography

Central Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Kazakhstan
Area

Total 488,100 sq km
Land 469,930 sq km
Water 18,170 sq km

Climate

subtropical desert
Natural Resources

petroleum, natural gas, sulfur, salt ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

contamination of soil and groundwater with agricultural chemicals, pesticides; salination, water logging of soil due to poor irrigation methods; Caspian Sea pollution; diversion of a large share of the flow of the Amu Darya into irrigation contributes to that river's inability to replenish the Aral Sea; desertification

Demographics

Nationality
Turkmen
Population
5,113,040 (July 2013 est.)
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Turkmenistan is largely a desert country with intensive agriculture in irrigated oases and sizeable gas and oil resources. The two largest crops are cotton, most of which is produced for export, and wheat, which is domestically consumed. Although agriculture accounts for roughly 8% of GDP, it continues to employ nearly half of the country's workforce. Turkmenistan's authoritarian regime has taken a cautious approach to economic reform, hoping to use gas and cotton export revenues to sustain its inefficient and highly corrupt economy. Privatization goals remain limited. From 1998-2005, Turkmenistan suffered from the continued lack of adequate export routes for natural ...See More gas and from obligations on extensive short-term external debt. At the same time, however, total exports rose by an average of roughly 15% per year from 2003-08, largely because of higher international oil and gas prices. Additional pipelines to China, that began operation in early 2010, and increased pipeline capacity to Iran, have expanded Turkmenistan''s export routes for its gas. Overall prospects in the near future are discouraging because of endemic corruption, a poor educational system, government misuse of oil and gas revenues, and Ashgabat''s reluctance to adopt market-oriented reforms. The majority of Turkmenistan''s economic statistics are state secrets. The present government established a State Agency for Statistics, but GDP numbers and other publicized figures are subject to wide margins of error. In particular, the rate of GDP growth is uncertain. Since his election, President BERDIMUHAMEDOW unified the country''s dual currency exchange rate, ordered the redenomination of the manat, reduced state subsidies for gasoline, and initiated development of a special tourism zone on the Caspian Sea. Although foreign investment is encouraged, and some improvements in macroeconomic policy have been made, numerous bureaucratic obstacles impede international business activity. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$49.75 billion (2012 est.); $44.84 billion (2011 est.); $39.11 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

14.6% of GDP (2012 est.); 11.6% of GDP (2011 est.); 12% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cotton, grain, melons; livestock
Industries

natural gas, oil, petroleum products, textiles, food processing