Islam and Muslims in Turkmenistan

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Capital: Ashgabat
Population: 5.35 million (July 2017 est.)
Muslims Percent: 89% (approx 4.76 million)

A Historical and Semantical Study of Turkmens and Turkmen Tribes - F. Esİn Özalp [PDF]

The Seljuk Sultanate of Rūm and the Turkmen of the Byzantine frontier, 1206–1279 - A.C.S. Peacock [PDF]

Historical Background of Turkmenistan-Russia Relations [PDF]

The Nomads of Central Asia: Turkmen Traditions [PDF]

Niyazov's Turkmenistan: a sultanistic regime? [PDF]

NEWS: Turkmenistan Citizens Given "GREAT BOOK"

13/02/2017 Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov wins poll with 98% of vote, elected President for the third time - Al Jazeera
04/01/2016 Gas pipeline runs through South Asia's tensions - Al Jazeera
16/12/2015 TAPI pipeline: A new silk route or a pipe dream? - Al Jazeera
13/12/2015 Turkmenistan launches $10bn gas pipeline to South Asia - Al Jazeera
01/07/2013 The guide Jennifer Lopez should have read before she sang in Turkmenistan - The Guardian
31/01/2013 Doubts colour future of new Turkmen media law - Al Jazeera
28/12/2011 Turkmenistan's quest for 'white gold' (Cotton) - Al Jazeera
27/12/2011 Taking on Turkmenistan's ruling personality - AL Jazeera
04/11/2009 Turkmenistan: Stranger in a very strange land - Independent, UK
03/11/2009 FACTBOX-Facts about Turkmenistan - Reuters
02/11/2009 Turkmenbashi II? Asian country's slide from one personality cult to another - The Guardian
01/11/2009 Turkmenistan: Life after Niyazov - The Guardian
25/04/2008 Turkmenistan to drop late dictator's month names - The Guardian
20/07/2007 Chinese to be taught in Turkmenistan; Turkmen in China -
09/07/2007 Turkmenistan TV erases face of former leader - The Guardian
17/02/2007 First Internet cafes open in reclusive Turkmenistan - Independent, UK
15/02/2007 Oil-rich Turkmenistan begins 'new era' as president Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, a 49-year-old former dentist, is sworn in - Independent, UK
12/02/2007 Turkmenistan votes to replace dictator - The Guardian
26/01/2007 Cheap gas or democracy? US's Turkmen problem - The Guardian
24/12/2006 Thousands bid farewell to Turkmen leader Saparmurat Niyazov
22/12/2006 Farewell to the Turkmenbashi, The despot who banned beards and named a planet after himself - Independent, UK
22/12/2006 Bizarre, brutal and self-obsessed. Now time's up for Turkmenistan's dictator - The Guardian
21/12/2006 Q&A: Turkmen leader's death
24/06/2006 Europe 'ignoring Turkmen human rights abuses'
21/03/2006 Read my book and go to paradise, says president
21/02/2006 Turkmen ruler coins lasting memento for 66th birthday
24/02/2006 Turkmenistan despot axes pensions
23/04/2005 The bizarre world of Turkmenbashi the Great
26/10/2006 Turkmen president takes job for life
14/04/2004 He's banned beards, honoured melons and offers dental advice. Is this the world's craziest dictator?
03/04/2004 Build No More Mosques: Turkmen President - Islam Online
12/03/2004 Turkmenistan: Beard Ban Angers Students - IWPR
10/03/2004 Turkmenistan: State Interfering in Religious life of Ethnic Uzbeks
25/02/2004 Young Turkmen face beard ban - BBC
19/11/2003 Secret police close down mosque refusing to go against Islam - Forum 18 News Service
28/04/2003 Turkmenistan: State of Fear - IWPR
29/12/2002 Face Puffed, Speech Slurred, Foe Confesses to Trying to Kill Turkmen Leader - Islam Online
14/08/2002 Turkmen President Issues Eccentric Cycle of Life Decree - Islam Online
04/07/2001 Turkmenistan Builds Largest Mosque in President's Village - Islam Online
20/02/2001 Turkmen Citizens Given "Qur'an-Like" Book To Improve Spiritual Lives - Islam Online


Islam in Turkmenistan - Wikipedia

Religion in Turkmenistan - Wikipedia

Timeline: Turkmenistan profile - BBC

Turkmenistan News - The Guardian

Turkmenistan News - Al Jazeera

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