Turkmenistan Overview Nations // Eurasian Republics



OVERVIEW The Republic of Turkmenistan, located in Central Asia, is bordered by Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan; it also borders the Caspian Sea. Turkmenistan achieved its independence upon the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. As a central component of the Turkestan Military District, Turkmenistan experienced a large buildup of Soviet troops during the Afghanistan war in the 1980s. Naval forces and coastal artillery were also stationed in Turkmenistan as a component...

 

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