- Turkmen Language Fonts
- Professional Organizations, Online Journals and Library Consortia
- Universities, Programsand Centers of Study
- Language Materials
- Online Dictionaries
- Online Media and News
- History, Culture, Religion
- Government and Politics
- Country Studies
- Country Analyses
- Travel Guides
Turkmen Language Fonts
Yahoo! Search - Free Language Sites Because font sites come and go on the Internet, the best service SEELRC can provide its users is this Yahoo! Search "find it yourself" link.
flag and symbols; Anthem (words) Anthem (music)
Map of Turkmenistan and Quick Facts; More Maps
Search Engine Colossus - Turkmenistan Links to primary Turkmen language search engines and gateways.
REESWeb - Search Turkmenistan Do a "search keyword" for "Turkmenistan" in the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies website database. Strong in links throughout Eastern and Central Europe as well as with the NIS.
Turkmen International Homepage Links to great writers, horses, art, music, etc.
Turkmenistan: All Interesting Facts and Information Links to economy and education, history, culture, business, environment, etc.
Google.com Search - Pre-set for Turkmen The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Turkmen language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Turkmen fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)
Professional Organizations, Online Journals and Library Consortia
Idealist.org - Turkmenistan "Action without borders" offers list of national non-profit professional and social organizations.
International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) IREX is the premier US nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.
Universities, Programs and Centers of Study
U.S. Institutions Teaching Turkmen From Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota. Search LCTL list of primary US universities offering instruction in the Turkmen language.
Turkmenistan: Colleges and Universities Links to major institutions of higher learning.
Turkmen Language- Wikipedia General article with examples and external links.
Orientaal's links to Turkic languages - Turkmen Some rare finds in this language resource site.
Turkmen Writing System Basic introduction to Turkmen alphabet with collections of links to audio files and language related websites.
LanguagesOnTheWeb.com - Turkmen Large list of links to Turkmen language and country/culture sites. Not all functional and not all freeshare.
Google.com Search - Preset for Turkmen The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Turkmen language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Turkmen fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)
YourDictionary.com - Turkmen Large dictionary portal offers general and specialized online dictionaries
Turkmen - English Online Dictionary Very basic but it works.
Online Media and News
OnlineNewspapers.com - Turkmenistan Slim selection of national newspapers.
TvRadioWorld - Turkmenistan About: "TvRadioWorld is an informational directory dealing with radio and television broadcasters worldwide." Site allows you to bookmark favorite radio stations for listening.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - Turkmen News Service Latest news reports in English and Turkmen.
Yahoo! News - Turkmenistan Latest news in English from a variety of news sources.
History, Culture, Religion
WWW Virtual Library - Central Asia - Turkmenistan Large index to sites related to Central Asian countries.
Wikipedia - History of Turkmenistan Excellent encyclopedia article with addition links to important periods and personalities.
Turkmen History History of the land, civilizations, and peoples of what is now modern Turkmenistan.
Wikipedia - Culture of Turkmenistan Short article - which will grow over time.
Government and Politics
Governments on the WWW - Turkmenistan Includes links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc.
Wikipedia - Turkmenistan Excellent online encyclopedia article covering geography, history, military, culture, etc. with links to Internet resources.
Turkmenistan - A Country Study Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc.
BBC News Country Profiles - Turkmenistan Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.
U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Turkmenistan Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business.
International Monetary Fund - Turkmenistan Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.
The World Trade Organization "The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world?s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business."
Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Central Asia: Turkmenistan "The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."
World Health Organization - Turkmenistan About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
Amnesty International - Turkmenistan Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.
Human Rights Watch - Turkmenistan Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.
Lonely Planet Destinations - Turkmenistan The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks.
Wikitravel - Turkmenistan Wikitravel - by the people, for the people. Still coming into being for some countries.
Yahoo Travel Guide - Turkmenistan Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.