"Neutral Turkmenistan" newspaper

Founder: The Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan
Adress: Ashgabat c., Garashsyzlyk shayoly, 100, Turkmenbashy centre of free creative work
Telephones: 38-61-18, 39-95-82, 39-95-88
Email: neutralturkmenistan-gazeti@online.tm


Rules of Behaviour in the Hot Weather

In the hot season, it is important to follow a few simple rules and recommendations of the medical specialists in order to maintain health and not to become a victim of sun or heat stroke. Unless necessary, try not to go outside during maximum solar activity. If, after all, going outside is inevitable, then put on spacious and light-coloured clothes, made of natural fabrics, and do not forget a light hat and be sure to have a bottle of still water with you. When outdoors, try to stay in the shade and periodically go into shops or air-conditioned premises.

Unity of goals and interests for the sake of peace, development and prosperity

Ashgabat hosts the Sixth Caspian Summit The capital hosted the Sixth Caspian Summit, which was chaired by the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov. The venue for the Ashgabat meeting of the heads of the Caspian states was the luxurious Arkadag Hotel providing all the conditions for receiving distinguished guests and organising major international events.

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov participates in a festive concert

On June 27, on the occasion of the Day of Workers of Culture and Art and of the Poetry of Magtymguly Pyragy, widely celebrated throughout the country, large-scale festive celebrations were held. President Serdar Berdimuhamedov took part in the creative evening in honour of the significant date, held in the building “Türkmeniň ak öýi”, located in Nowruz ýaýlasy, Ak Bugday etrap, Ahal velayat. The festivity, held owing to the efforts of the head of state, demonstrated the glorious events in the cultural life of the country and the role of national culture in the development of society. Within the framework of the Week of Culture, large-scale events, aimed at enriching the spiritual world of our people, were launched in the country.

Gold of Margush

Archaeological finds made of precious metals always stir up interest and attract special attention of applied art connoisseurs and researchers, because these artefacts are unique specimens of artistic creativity of jewellers who lived thousands of years ago. Such, for example, are the worldwide and textbook-famous gold jewellery made by Egyptian, Greek or Scythian masters. In the historical part of the exhibition devoted to the kingdom of Margush, the State Museum of the State Cultural Centre of Turkmenistan presents jewellery pieces that vividly illustrate the highest metalworking skills of ancient goldsmiths. The discovery of the legendary Bronze Age kingdom in the delta of the Murghab River in the second half of the 20th century brought many new, amazing things extracted from under the sands, testifying to the flourishing of ceramic and metallurgical production, stone cutting and jeweller’s art in its settlements. Therefore, it became a global sensation and an outstanding achievement of Turkmen science, expanding knowledge about the historical past of Turkmenistan, whose territory is rightfully considered the fifth centre of world civilisation together with Egypt, China, India and Mesopotamia and significantly enriched the museum collection of our country. Today, the golden items from Margush – the “city of kings and gods” that laid in oblivion for 4,000 years, are the adorn

Thirst-quenching yandak

Hot days have come and each of us wants to quench our thirst. So the hand stretches to the refrigerator for a soft drink. And I remember the distant 1960s, when my grandfather gave me instructions on how to quench my thirst in the summer with health benefits, especially in case of indigestion after taking melons or other gifts of the Turkmen fields. He used to get his tin box of Indian tea with a tight-fitting lid from the shelf and, like a magician, take out a pinch of crushed and dried flowers of yandak – camel’s thorn. Having brewed and mixed it with honey, he gave us this wonderful, truly tonic drink. Our ancestors from time immemorial grasped the causal relationship of the effects of medicinal plants on human health. Knowledge was fixed and deposited in the collective memory of an endless succession of generations, in order to later find application in everyday life.

Festive trip of the President of Turkmenistan to the Mary Velayat

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov made a festive trip to the Mary velayat, where he acquainted himself with the implementation of the State Programme of the Socioeconomic Development of the Regions, the progress of seasonal work carried out on agricultural lands, the modernisation of industrial infrastructure and the implementation of tasks arising from the National Rural Programme. In the morning, the presidential plane headed from the International Airport of the capital city for Mary.

Festive trip of the President of Turkmenistan to the Lebap Velayat

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov made a festive trip to the Lebap velayat, where he acquainted himself with the implementation of the State Programme of the Socioeconomic Development of the Regions, the pace of grain harvesting and the state of affairs in the industrial complex. In the period of the Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State, large-scale reforms are being carried out in the industrial and agricultural sectors of the eastern region of the country, which contributes to the progressive socioeconomic development of the velayat. At the same time, the necessary efforts are being made to ensure the effective work of rural workers.

A Strategic Resource of the State

Turkmenistan attaches great importance to the development of agriculture, the agroindustrial complex as a whole. The state creates all the conditions conducive to highly productive work of farmers and yielding rich harvests of wheat, cotton and other crops. Reforms in the agroindustrial complex

President Serdar BERDIMUHAMEDOV: Week of culture – the festival of arts enhancing the creative potential of our Motherland

The Solemn Launch of the Cultural Forum The solemn opening ceremony of the Week of Culture-2022 was held at the Ruhiyet Palace in Mary. The large-scale action aimed at preserving, thoroughly studying and promoting the national culture demonstrates its ever-increasing role in the development of the state and society and its huge peace-making potential.

Holidays at Sea for Health Improvement

Summer is the time for holidays and vacations, the time when many people have a rest on the sea in our wonderful Avaza national tourism zone. A trip to the sea is a joyful event, the entire family is looking forward to it. However, excessive exposure to the sun and increased activity in the water can adversely affect the body. According to medical experts, one of the common problems of a beach holiday is acute intestinal infections. Therefore, when swimming in the sea or the pool, try not to swallow water, if possible, spend the minimal time in the pool. And after bathing, be sure to take a shower using soap and a washcloth.

Dear citizens!

Taking into account the summer period, the Ministry of Health and the Medical Industry of Turkmenistan in order to prevent solar stroke and seasonal acute respiratory viral diseases recommends to dress according to the characteristics of the summer period, to protect yourselves from exposure to direct sunlight, to strictly observe the currently valid rules of personal and public hygiene, to appropriately wear medical masks in approved places – transport and enclosed spaces, and to always keep hands clean.

Amazing Meetings in the Daray-Dere Gorge

This year’s expedition season presented new scientific finds and discoveries, which pleased the joint group of employees of the Kopetdag and Koytendag State Natural Reserves, who carried out research work in the picturesque watered gorge of the Koytendag Mountains – Daray-dere. This place can be called a paradise, although for scientists it is a Klondike for floristic research, a vast natural “botanic garden”, where viewing the rarities of the plant world is a real pleasure for the researcher, and every now and then on the path, one come across not only amazing representatives of flora, but also animals that inspectors do not often see in their natural habitat. The length of the branched gorge exceeds 18 kilometres, and all this linear space is accompanied by life-giving river water – clear and icy, “crunchy” from purity, tasty moisture goes around the high sides throughout the season and irrigates the deep canyon. Therefore, the entire gorge is a lush green oasis, which is filled with the sonorous voices of birds. Where there is water, life is in full swing, and, going there in anticipation of new impressions, we took with us cameras, all kinds of accessories for biotechnical work and sampling and the basis for collecting an herbarium.

Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation confirm the commitment to the relations of in-depth strategic partnership

Talks between President Serdar Berdimuhamedov and President Vladimir Putin The President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov was on an official visit to the Russian Federation.

Turkmenistan – Iran: priority vectors of long-term economic cooperation defined

Talks between President Serdar Berdimuhamedov and President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi Top-level talks were held in the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran, where the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov had arrived on an official visit the day before. The agenda included key areas of the interstate cooperation, opening up new opportunities for mutually beneficial joint efforts, and topical issues of both regional and international politics.

Establishing the Principles of Healthy Living – a Priority of the State Policy of Turkmenistan

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov takes part in a bike ride on World Bicycle Day Following the tradition, Turkmenistan celebrate World Bicycle Day on June 3. President Serdar Berdimuhamedov took part in a mass bike ride along the streets of the capital city to mark the international holiday that has taken a decent place in the United Nations calendar.

Integrated approach is the basis of the quality and efficiency of construction work

On behalf of the President of the country, the Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, Honorary Elder Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a working trip to the Ahal velayat, where he acquainted himself with the progress of work on the construction of a new modern administrative centre of the region and also conducted a meeting with the participation of relevant officials, at which topics, regarding the successful implementation of this large-scale project and the fulfilment of previously given instructions, were discussed. On May 28 of the current year, Arkadag is known to have familiarised himself with the ongoing work on the construction of facilities on the territory of the new velayat centre, have exchanged views on issues related to increasing the pace of construction and have put forward a number of proposals.

Sacred duty and important pilgrimage

In his new book The Meaning of My Life, devoted to the spiritual and moral issues of the culture of being, our Hero-Arkadag called one of the chapters “Pilgrimage to the sacred cities of Mecca and Medina”, which is considered one of the five duties in the Muslim religion. In it, he told readers in a fascinating way about his Hajj to Muslim shrines in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  And it is symbolic that a little over two months after President Serdar Berdimuhamedov assumed the duties of head of state, he made his first foreign visit to the sacred land of the Islamic world, one of the goals of which was to perform the rite of Umrah Hajj (lesser pilgrimage) in Mecca.

Based on advanced technologies

Turkmenistan is accelerating the pace of the implementation of the measures provided for in the Conception of Digital Economy Development in Turkmenistan in 2019–2025 and the State Programme of Digital Economy Development in Turkmenistan for 2021–2025. Today, Turkmenistan, taking a comprehensive approach to the task set by President Serdar Berdimuhamedov on the transition to a digital economy, is expanding digitalisation processes that gradually cover all spheres of our daily life, making it more convenient and comfortable. Focus on “smart” homes

Wheat harvest has started in Turkmenistan

On June 3, the grain harvest campaign was launched in the country. During an offsite sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers on May 26, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov blessed the start of the important agricultural campaign, wishing farmers every success in their work. Grain growers of the Ahal, Lebap and Mary velayats were the first to start harvesting, and farmers of the Balkan and Dashoguz velayats joined them on June 10. As the head of state noted, large-scale work, aimed at developing the agricultural sector, was being carried out in the country. The state creates all conditions for farmers. They are fully provided with high-quality seed material, mineral fertilisers, chemicals, modern agricultural machinery and water.

Digital platforms of the country: potential and Development Prospects

The development of digital platforms for managing the economy is a strategically important task for Turkmenistan, the solution of which can strengthen the economic power of the state. Thus, the basis for the introduction of future innovations is being built, ensuring the comprehensive development of our country and in this perspective, increasing the high standard of living of the people. After all, the welfare of a country is determined by the quality of life of an ordinary person. State priorities