What is Turkmen?

  • (noun): A republic in Asia east of the Caspian Sea and south of Kazakhstan and north of Iran; an Asian soviet from 1925 to 1991.
    Synonyms: Turkmenistan, Turkomen, Turkmenia
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on turkmen, turkmens:

Subdivisions Of Turkmenistan - Demographics
... Most of Turkmenistan's citizens are ethnic Turkmens with sizeable minorities of Uzbeks and Russians ... ethnic composition of Turkmenistan as 85% Turkmen, 5% Uzbek, 4% Russian and 6% other (2003 estimates) ... in February 2001, 91% of the population are Turkmen, 3% are Uzbeks and 2% are Russians ...
Saparmurat Niyazov - Presidency - Internal Affairs - Presidential Pardons
... In keeping with the predominantly Islamic nature of Turkmen society, President Niyazov granted pardons each year on the Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny ... "Let this humane act on the part of the state serve strengthening truly moral values of the Turkmen society ... has never been a place for evil and violence on the blessed Turkmen soil." ...
Saparmurat Niyazov
... Atayevich Niyazov (Russian Сапармура́т Атаевич Ния́зов Turkmen Saparmyrat Ataýewiç Nyýazow 19 February 1940 – 21 December 2006) was a Turkmen ... He was First Secretary of the Turkmen Communist Party from 1985 until 1991 and continued to lead Turkmenistan for 15 years after independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 ... Turkmen media referred to him using the title "His Excellency Saparmurat Türkmenbaşy, President of Turkmenistan and Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers" ...
Saparmurat Niyazov - Presidency - Culture
... Niyazov put the revival of Turkmen culture as one of the top priorities in Turkmenistan's development ... He introduced a new Turkmen alphabet based on the Latin alphabet to replace Cyrillic ... The National Revival Movement, an organisation to promote Turkmen culture (Turkmen"Galkynish") was also founded ...
Saparmurat Niyazov - Presidency
... He also took part in creating new holidays with a specific Turkmen nature and introduced a new Latin-based Turkmen alphabet to replace Russian Cyrillic ... The Latin Turkmen alphabet consists of Aa, Bb, Çç, Dd, Ee, Ää, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Žž, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Ňň, Oo, Öö, Pp, Rr, Ss, Şş, Tt, Uu, Üü, Ww, Yy ... His many, sometimes erratic decrees, and the doting actions of the official Turkmen media gave rise to the clear appearance of a cult of personality ...

More definitions of "Turkmen":

  • (noun): A member of a Turkic people living in Turkmenistan and neighboring areas.
    Synonyms: Turkoman, Turcoman
  • (adj): Of or relatin to or characteristic of Turkmenistan or its people or culture.
  • (noun): The Turkic language spoken by the Turkoman people.
    Synonyms: Turkoman, Turcoman