Turkmenistan (Turkmen:Türkmenistan) is a state-owned Turkmeniantelevision channel founded in 2004. As with other channels of Turkmenistan, it is under the control of the Coordinating Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan. The channel was created in order to avail the international community with the achievements of Turkmenistan in the country's historical transformations in all spheres of public life, as well as to further improve the country's information systems. Altyn Asyr has positioned itself as the main TV channel of Turkmenistan. Television is broadcast in seven different languages including Turkmen, Russian, English, French, Chinese, Arabic and Persian. The headquarters is located in Ashgabat.
The channel doesn't air Watan Habarlary, unlike the other Turkmen channels.
In honor of the significant date - the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan's independence - the Central Bank of Turkmenistan issued a set of gold and silver coins to the value of 100 manats. The coins manufactured by Eng Leong Medallis Industries Pte Ltd (the Republic of Singapore) will replenish the especially valuable collection in Turkmenistan.
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan marked the 30th anniversary of its independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union with a military parade Monday that involved thousands of people and featured the country’s leader mounting a horse to greet the participants.
The Khalk Maslahaty, as Turkmenistan’s upper legislative chamber is known, was convened on September 25...Everybody from the president down insisted this institution-tinkering was implemented to better reflect the popular will, although this was clearly a falsehood, since Turkmenistan is run as a one-man dictatorship.