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Turkmenistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north, east and northeast, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest and the Caspian Sea to the west. Ashgabat is the capital and largest city.


Our standard dataset contains 375 entities connected with Turkmenistan. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Turkmenistan. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 285 entities identified as PEPs connected with Turkmenistan.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture1--
Minister of Construction & Architecture1--
Minister of Culture1--
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Energy1--
Minister of Environmental Protection1--
Minister of Finance & Economy1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs1--
Minister of Health & Medical Industry1--
Minister of Industry & Construction1--
Minister of Internal Affairs16-
Minister of Justice1--
Minister of Labor & Social Protection1--
Minister of National Security1--
Minister of Textile Industry1--
Minister of Trade & Foreign Economic Relations1--
Secretary, Security Council1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Mejlis-13684
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Chairman, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Turkmenistan-11
ambassador of Turkmenistan to Japan-11
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--
United States Ambassador to Turkmenistan-12

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Chairman, Cabinet of Ministers8--
Minister of Finance-5-
Chairman of the Assembly of Turkmenistan-31
Minister of Defense of Turkmenistan-3-
Minister of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan-3-
Vice President of Turkmenistan-12
First Lady of Turkmenistan-11
Member of the Assembly of Turkmenistan--2
President of Turkmenistan-11
Chairman, Dowlet Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh (upper house of the legislature)1--
Chairman, Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh (lower house of the legislature)1--
Chairman, State Concern - Turkmengaz1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan--1
Prosecutor General1--

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...