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.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Turkey to halt moves to send two Turkmen activists back to Turkmenistan, warning that they are in serious danger of being detained and tortured ... “Returning activists to Turkmenistan would place them at grave risk of persecution, including risk of torture and other ill-treatment, and enforced disappearance.
Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji says an overdue debt to neighboring Turkmenistan for imports of natural gas in the past will be settled for good ... will not hesitate to settle the gas debt dispute with Turkmenistan unlike a previous administration which sought to delay the payment.
TMK to supply 15 thousand tonnes of pipe for gas turbine power plant project in Turkmenistan. TMK will supply Türkmengaz, the national gas company of Turkmenistan, with 15 thousand tonnes of high-tech pipe under a gas turbine power plant project ... between Russia and Turkmenistan.
Turkmenistan’s regional diplomacy kept up its latterly sustained tempo this week with the visit of Kazakhstan’s PresidentKassym-Jomart Tokayev... A strikingly pragmatic aspect to Turkmenistan’s recent neighborly overtures is that they have directly addressed long-term irritants in relations.
"I hope to attract the international community's attention to the mass violation of the human rights of Turkmenistan's citizens at home and abroad," Rahmanov told the THF in a deportation center in Tuzla near Istanbul... of Turkmenistan movement's online chat page.