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Kurash is an Ancient Form of Wrestling

Today, the Kurash that has attracted the attention of the whole world has gained great popularity and fame, and this Kurash has deep historical roots. Wrestling   which was one of the forms of martial arts, originated in ancient times in Central Asia. As a result of historical findings discovered by historians and archaeologists, it was confirmed that the age of this type of sport is about 2.5-3 thousand years. If we mention the findings that scientifically prove the history of the battle, that is, the statues of two wrestlers found in Gonurdepe  (2nd millennium BC), the image of two  wrestlers in the wall paintings (pictures) found in Penjikent, the artworks depicting the images of two wrestlers   in ceramic pots found in Ancient Bactria, this is all that has been said confirms Turkmen wrestling was a wrestling held in almost all the villages on the banks of the Amudayara River in Lebap Velayat, during weddings and large ceremonial events. In the 14th century, the world-famous commander Teymurleng (Tamerlan) forced them to engage in wrestling in order to physically strengthen his army. Since the 20th century, great attention has been paid to Kurash in Uzbekistan.

Art festival

Today, the 4th international festival «Theatrical Art of the Age of Happiness» began its work in the main drama theater named after Great Saparmurat Turkmenbashi in the beautiful capital, with the performance of theater groups representing different countries. Turkmenistan is represented at the festival by the Great Saparmurat Turkmenbashi Main Drama Theatre, Alp Arslan National Drama Theatre, Turkmen State Puppet Theatre,  Magtymguly National Music-Drama Theatre, Mollanepes Student Theatre and Aman Gulmammedov State Drama Theatre of Arkadag City.

Harvest Festival in our Holy Land

Organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Turkmenistan, the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan, by the khyakims of the provinces and cities of Ashgabat and Arkadag were the main venues of the Harvest Festival in all regions of the country, as well as in the International Ahalteke Equestrian Sports Complex. Leading tenants, mechanists, scientists-agronomists, selectors and other experts who made a worthy contribution to the development of the agricultural industry of the country took an active part in the celebration.

Diwali is the Festival of Lights

Yesterday, at the «Yyldyz» hotel in Ashgabat, a fire festival called «Diwali» was held under the auspices of the Embassy of the Republic of India in Turkmenistan.

The happiness of being successfull

Our Fatherland, which literally deserves this happiness, is strengthening its political prestige all over the world under the leadership of our Hero Arkadag Serdar. The achieved levels are closely related to the fact that the Turkmen people are boldly promoting world-relevant initiatives.Yes, one of the events that brought honour to the political dignity of the Fatherland, which is increasingly based on principles based on goodness and noble principles, was on September 19 of this year in New York City, the United States of America, on a business trip, where he attended the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, is to participate in the meeting. Our Motherland, which has received various recognitions from this prestigious international organization, is known throughout the world as a powerful state that is fully recognized with the status of permanent neutrality. In his speech at the next historic meeting of the UN, the President of Turkmenistan put forward the proposal to establish a regional centre for technologies related to climate change in Central Asia as an important step when adopting a strategic approach to the ecological issues of Central Asia. By informing about the readiness of the country to create organizational and technical conditions for the work of the centre in Ashgabat, the President of Turkmenistan put forward another important directio

Independence of Turkmenistan — the Foundation of Prosperity

Serdar Berdimuhamedov, Esteemed Hero President of Turkmenistan:— Our Independent Fatherland makes a worthy contribution to the affair of expansion and making more active constructive international co-operation, achieves high rates of growth in all spheres which attracts to it the attention of the world association. Since the time of becoming the independent country in 1991, Turkmenistan has passed new stages of development in all branches of the country.

Turkmenistan and Unesco: new level in youth diplomacy

This year we celebrate the 32nd Anniversary of the formation of Magtymguly Youth Organization of Turkmenistan. On the 16th of November of 1991, Congress was held with participation of active youth of our country. Magtymguly Youth Organization of Turkmenistan was launched on that date. UNESCO Global Youth Community is a global youth-led community run by youth and aimed at supporting initiatives of youth. It focuses at fostering interaction and cooperation among all UNESCO youth-led initiatives and networks. The community encourages and facilitates meaningful engagement of young people in their communities and with UNESCO. It concentrates on learning together, designing together, and creating projects together related to UNESCO’s field of competence. This initiative emerged during the 11th UNESCO Youth Forum. 

V Vienna Ball was held in the Arkadag city

The eagerly awaited V Vienna Ball was held in the city of Arkadag of our beloved country.  The Vienna ball dance, which is popular among European and Asian countries, was held for the first time in our country on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of our Independence.

Concrete aims —successful stages

At present Turkmenistan is currently taking significant initiatives that have positive results in developing solutions to the most pressing issues of the time. It conducts bilateral and multilateral good co-operation relations in order to ensure the harmonious development of the countries of the world. Not long ago the participation in the summit of the member countries of the Gulf Arab Co-operation Council and Central Asian States in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of our Esteemed President where he put forward important initiatives fully confirms it. This high-level meeting was attended by the Presidents of the member states of the Council and the Central Asian states — the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as the Secretary General of the Co-operation Council of the Gulf Arab States. At this summit, our Esteemed President put forward a number of proposals aimed at developing mutual co-operation in various fields between the countries of Central Asia and the countries of the Gulf Co-operation Council. They are:

Precious statement of the city of the future

On June 29, 2023, the opening ceremony of the first stage of the famous throughout the world, «smart» and «green» Arkadag city, also known as «smart-city», was written in golden letters in the history of our beloved Motherland. At the joint meeting of the Government and the State Security Council of Turkmenistan, the President Serdar Berdimuhamedov presented the book «Arkadag City — a City of the Future» about this wonderful city, which has no equal in the region and was built on the basis of the rules of the «smart» city concept for the first time in the experience of Turkmenistan. He also told us the good news about the publication of the new book of our Hero Arkadag called «The Continuation of the Meaning of My Life». In this deeply thought-provoking book, our National Leader states: «...a person who is a precious treasure of the society can become better and be improved through a book. Another clear wisdom of the book is that every book we read takes us one step higher». We will not deviate from the truth if we say that these wonderful books, which are gifted with wise lines and deep meaning, will further improve the fate of the entire Turkmen people. This book describes 336 modern and «smart» buildings that were built and put into use in the first phase of the city in details. The content of the book is enriched by the presence of photographs revealing the day and night be

Equality of rights of women

National Leader of the Turkmen peopleGurbanguly Berdimuhamedov: — Gender equality is the basic part of the global development strategy. We put forward the great aim in this trend. The goal is to achieve full gender equality for all women and to expand their rights and opportunities. It is our common duty and collective responsibility to fulfill this mission.

Ibn Sina — the great Scientist of the East

In the Middle Ages (more precisely, in the VIII-X centuries), very favourable conditions for the development of science were created in Central Asia, because at that time, schools, madrasahs and libraries were established in important cultural-scientific centres such as Nissa, Merv, Amul, Urgench (Khorezm), Bukhara, Samarkand. Our Hero Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wrote in his book «Turkmenistan — the Heart of the Great Silk Road»: «In the middle of the 8th century Central Asia became part of the Arab Caliphate. Arab culture flourished during that time. A large number of books have been translated and are gradually being made available to the general public. There were oral versions of the stories in those books. Accordingly, trade and cultural relations were strengthened». (Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. «Turkmenistan — the Heart of the Great Silk Road». Ashgabat, TDNG, 2017, p. 62)

Glorification of women in the poetry of Magtymguly Pyragy

Our Esteemed President Serdar Berdimuhamedov says:— Magtymguly Pyragy got an eternal place in the hearts of people with his poems filled with deep wisdom. Since ancient times, Turkmen people have been paying a great attention to the upbringing of young generation, to developing their national culture. It can be clearly seen in the historical manuscript sources as well as in the works of classic poets. One of the wise poets who bequeathed to us such educational valuable works is a great master of poetry Magtymguly Pyragy.

Maternal Love — Eternal Light

Maternal love is like eternal light which enlightens her children’s lives in her absence as well. So if love of mothers has such power it results in that it is something, which is rather complicated to define it. Actually, when the talk is about love, I remember an English proverb: «Love is blind». Here meaning of «love» is not only maternal, but in abstract manner. As someone falls in love with someone, he or she sees her/him as an ideal one. Because love has such kind of power. It «covers» your eyes and you are unable to see her/his shortcomings rather than only good manners. As they say, love is something, which is almost impossible to explain what actually it is. When it comes to love of mothers, it gets more difficult to explain the meaning of it since love among people can burn out one day but maternal love never.

Celebration of International day of science

Each year the Day of Science organized by the Ministry of Education and Academy of Sciences is celebrated in Turkmenistan on June 12. On this occasion, the exhibition of innovative technologies presenting scientific developments in the country and exchanging experiences with the foreign colleagues including achievements made by the young scientists in the field of sciences and technology. At present our Esteemed President Serdar Berdimuhamedov pays much attention to development of the education system of Turkmenistan.

Contribution of Turkmen Writers and Poets to the Victory Day

The President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov:— Victory Day is a day that promotes peace-loving, friendship, and solidarity views of mankind, and celebrates high feelings of patriotism and humanitarianism in generations. Patriotism has always been the core theme of the Turkmen literature. The idea of defending the Fatherland runs all through the epic «Gorogly» which was a kind of people’s ethic rules and demands. That’s why before the battle Gorogly, the main hero of this epic addressing his young warriors says:

Co-operation in ecology is one of the priority trends of Turkmenistan

Strategic partnership for the sake of global peace, progress and prosperity — this fundamental principle of the policy of positive neutrality pursued by our Esteemed President Serdar Berdimuhamedov is highly important today. Our Fatherland is making a significant contribution to the creation of new formats of relations that are in line with the spirit of the times and global development trends in the 21st century. In its foreign policy activities, Turkmenistan prioritizes the strengthening and expansion of cooperation with international structures, provides constant assistance in the implementation of decisions and agreements adopted by organizations of which it is a member. In this regard, fruitful co-operation of Turkmenistan with the United Nations Organization, which is built on the principles of strategic partnership and which has received new content at modern stage, is worth to be mentioned. At present time, our state is a member of number of structural divisions of the United Nations, under which it carries out its activity. Partnership with other big international and regional organizations is also developed steadily.

She will live Forever in our Hearts

The Turkmen people accepted the death of Ogulabat Berdimuhamedova, the mother of the National Leader of the Turkmen people, of our Hero Arkadag,  the grandmother of our Esteemed President Serdar Berdimuhamedov,  with great sadness. This person, who embodies the holiness of the mother, was an inexhaustible gift to the life of our people and an inexhaustible love to their hearts. She, who only wanted good for her country, had good qualities, who was an example to women and girls throughout her life, will live forever in our hearts and minds as a model of statehood and noble humanity. As it is known, we believe that there is always the wisdom of the Almighty in the blessed month of Ramadan. There must be some wisdom in the fact that our sister-in-law, like Malikguly Aga, moved the ruler of the months to eternity in this blessed month. They were the chosen servants of the Almighty, the bestowers of goodness. The people regarded these people as saints, and their grown-up sons are accepted them as their Heroes, national, and Heads of state. Our great mother gave to the Turkmen country honourable children who will be the head of the state and bring together the nation in a great nation without neglecting such qualities as contentment, statesmanship, noble humanity, love for the fatherland, loyalty to the family hearth. In addition, she became an exemplary guide for the futur

Briefing was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan

Yesterday, on March 28, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan held a briefing dedicated to the city of Arkadag, which has been given the special legal status of a city of state importance under the Law. It was attended by officials of foreign countries operating in the country and heads of diplomatic missions of international organizations.    As we know, with the approval of our Esteemed President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, the new Law «On the City of Arkadag» was adopted. Regarding the main provisions of this Law, it should be noted that for the first time in the history of our country, the city of Arkadag was given the status of a city of state significance. Other regulatory documents related to the new city were prepared and adopted.

Final Briefing of International Observers

Yesterday, on March 27,in the “Garagum” Hotel in Ashgabat a briefing was held at which the Head of the Central Commission for Elections and Referendums in Turkmenistan announced preliminary results of the elections of deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of the Khalk Maslakhaty and Gengeshes for velayats, etraps and cities. Speaking at the briefing, the head of the Central Election Commission, G. Myradov, announced that the voting for the worthy candidates presented to the members of the national parliament and local authorities was successfully held.