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Central Asia: Turkmenistan

The Central Asia Library Guide of the Global Resources Center (GRC) is devoted to the research needs of those actively engaged in Central Asian and Eurasian Studies.

The Media in Turkmenistan

Media in Turkmenistan is rigidly controlled by the state. For more information, see the Freedom House report or access information from The Committee to Protect Journalists.  The GRC in Gelman 708 maintains a print collection from 2010 to current editions of the state news service's Turkmenistan: News Weekly. Available in Russian. 
Quick Tip:  Various embassies based in Ashgabat have news rooms for  information about events and diplomatic relations of Turkmenistan.

News and Media


Public Forums

Public information and discussion forums.

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Language help

Turkmen Türkmençe

The official language of Turkmenistan is Turkmen or Türkmençe. Turkmeni is a Turkish language.  Russian also plays a significant role in the country, and several other languages are also spoken. For information on langauge programs for the region, see language help. 

Turkmen textbooks are available at Gelman library through the consortium

A large number of sources are available in Russian through Gelman, the consortium, and Gelman online. For historical documents in Russian, you may also search the REECE databases at Gelman.


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