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Turkmenistan changes constitution to extend leader's rule
Turkmenistan changes constitution to extend leader's rule

Turkmenistan passed constitutional changes to prolong the presidential term of office.

Turkmenistan changes constitution to extend leader's rule
Turkmenistan introduces mandatory pre-marital HIV tests
Turkmenistan introduces mandatory pre-marital HIV tests

Turkmenistan has passed a law making HIV tests mandatory prior to marriage.

Turkmenistan introduces mandatory pre-marital HIV tests
©Turar Kazangapov
Central Asia strongman regimes challenged by stuttering economy

Now authorities across ex-Soviet Central Asia are facing an unexpected legitimacy test as falling oil prices and Russia's recession.

Central Asia strongman regimes challenged by stuttering economy
Turkmenistan eyes Western markets with new $2.5 bln gas link
Turkmenistan eyes Western markets with new $2.5 bln gas link

Turkmenistan hailed on Wednesday the completion of a $2.5 billion gas pipeline connecting its abundant eastern gas fields to the Caspian Sea while potentially expanding Europe's energy security options.

Turkmenistan eyes Western markets with new $2.5 bln gas link
Photo ©EK/Ilyas Omar
Central Asian countries sign Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation with USA

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and the USA have issued the Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation.

Central Asian countries sign Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation with USA
Japan, Turkmenistan sign deals worth $18 bn
Japan, Turkmenistan sign deals worth $18 bn

Japan and Turkmenistan signed a raft of energy and other deals worth more than $18 billion during a Japanese leader's first-ever official visit to the reclusive country.

Japan, Turkmenistan sign deals worth $18 bn
Photo © REUTERS
Ukraine wants to buy Kazakh and Turkmen gas

Ukraine has once again raised the question of buying gas from Kazakhstan.

Ukraine wants to buy Kazakh and Turkmen gas
Photo courtesy of the press office of Akorda.
President of Turkmenistan to visit Kazakhstan

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan.

President of Turkmenistan to visit Kazakhstan
Zhanar Dugalov. Photo © CCS
Zhanar Dugalova wins Turkvizyon Song Contest 2014

Kazakhstani singer Zhanar Dugalova has become the winner of the Turkvizyon Song Contest 2014 competition that took place in Tatarstan.

Zhanar Dugalova wins Turkvizyon Song Contest 2014
Photo courtesy of Akorda press office
Nazarbayev, Rouhani and Berdimuhamedow open 'new Silk Road'

The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow and the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have participated in the opening ceremony of the Uzen-Beket-Goran railroad.

Nazarbayev, Rouhani and Berdimuhamedow open 'new Silk Road'
akorda.kz ©
Kazakhstan’s President meets his Turkmenistan counterpart

Owing to the railway link towards the Persian Gulf, the trade turnover this year has grown by 38%. It is an unprecedented growth: President Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan’s President meets his Turkmenistan counterpart
Photo ©  Rosa Yessenkulova
Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway line to open on December 3

The Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway line will be opened on December 3.

Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway line to open on December 3
Photo © RIA Novosty
Russian ruble fall has little effect on Kazakhstan economy: IMF

Kazakhstan is not strongly influenced by the changes in the currency rate of the Russian ruble.

Russian ruble fall has little effect on Kazakhstan economy: IMF
Turar Kazangapov ©
Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to boost bilateral trade with new railway link in place

The railway link Uzen (Kazakhstan) – Kyzylkaya – Bereket – Etrek (Turkmenistan) – Gorgan (Iran) totals 934.5 km, with the longest part (722.5 km) running across Turkmenistan. The Kazakhstan’s section makes up 130 km, with the other 82 km running across Iran.

Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to boost bilateral trade with new railway link in place
Zulfiya Amanzholova ©Renat Tashkinbayev
Caspian water delimitation agreement - a version of sea status

Kazakhstan supports delimitation of the Caspian Sea water area into territorial sea, fishing zone and common water zone.

Caspian water delimitation agreement - a version of sea status
4th Caspian summit. Photo courtesy of the press service of Russian president
Caspian Sea is the sea of friendship and peace: Nazarbayev

President Nazarbayev speaks about the importance of decisions reached at the 4th Caspian Summit.

Caspian Sea is the sea of friendship and peace: Nazarbayev
During the Caspian Summit ©RIA Novosti
Caspian states agree third party military forces should stay away from the Sea

The five countries of the Caspian Sea have agreed on keeping third party military forces away from the Sea.

Caspian states agree third party military forces should stay away from the Sea
Presidents of Caspian littoral states from left to right: Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. ©RIA Novosti
Nazarbayev calls Caspian Summit in Russia a breakthrough

Heads of Caspian littoral states have gathered in Russia and reached a number of important agreements.

Nazarbayev calls Caspian Summit in Russia a breakthrough
Illustration ©tengrinews
Nursultan Nazarbayev to attend Caspian Summit in Russia

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev will take part in the 4th Caspian Summit in Astrakhan, Russia on September 29.

Nursultan Nazarbayev to attend Caspian Summit in Russia
Fishing in the Caspian Sea.
Caspian states agree on aquatic bioresources management

The Commission on Aquatic Bioresources of the Caspian Sea has approved the project on preservation and rational use of aquatic bioresources of the Caspian Sea, and sturgeons in particular.

Caspian states agree on aquatic bioresources management