Turkmenistan

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Paul O'Doherty

"I didn't even hope to find Irish people here in Turkmenistan. Thanks to InterNations I discovered that I am not the only one from the Emerald Isle..."

Caroline Hayes

"When my partner and I decided to move to Ashgabat, I was really anxious. That has changed now that I've met so many other expats on InterNations."

Welcome to Our Network of Expats in Turkmenistan!

Hosh geldiniz and welcome to InterNations Turkmenistan. At InterNations, we want you to be able to make the most of all that this fascinating country has to offer. It's normal to have questions before your move, such as, “which city would be best for me to move to, Merv or Ashgabat?”, “what visas or work permits will I need?”, or “will I experience culture shock in Turkmenistan?”. Our reliable expat community in Turkmenistan can help you with these questions, and offer a wealth of information, such as where to find the best traditional restaurants, advice on how to approach business negotiations, and school recommendations.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Panama or Japan.

Join Our Exciting Events in Turkmenistan

Attend our monthly events and activities for Turkmenistan expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Turkmenistan Expat Guides

  • Moving to Turkmenistan

    The high level of growth in the Turkmenistan economy has made it a more appealing destination for expats in the last few years — there is now money to be made in the nation. The huge resources of natural gas mean the energy industry is very important and significant across the country.
  • Living in Turkmenistan

    Turkmenistan is one of the world's most unexplored countries, with much of it covered by the Karakum Desert. As it is the world's fourth largest suppler of natural gas, its economy has been a rising star in the last years, developing rapidly and attracting expats from all over the world.
  • Working in Turkmenistan

    Turkmenistan has traditionally suffered from high levels of unemployment, but the fast improving economy is helping matters in that area. The cotton industry is big in Turkmenistan, which is one of the world's top ten producers of cotton. Work opportunities for expats lie elsewhere, though.

Exchange Tips about living in Turkmenistan

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Turkmenistan expat forums.

Embracing Your Expat Life in Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is a fascinating place, and there is much to be excited about when planning your move. It is an ancient country, with a rich and varied history, evident in the variety of its architecture; Bronze Age settlements can be found along the Margab River, and the great mausoleum of the Sufi leader Gozli Ata can be found just north of the Yangykala Canyon, which is itself a breathtaking sight. The stunning beauty of the country is well preserved in Kugitang Nature Reserve and furthermore, the hospitality of Turkmen is legendary. Turkmenistan has a thriving oil trade, and the major cities of Merv and Ashgabat are experiencing growth in their urban and economic fields. Whether your motives for moving to Turkmenistan are business or adventure focused, our active expat community can assist you in fully embracing your time there.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Switzerland or Kuwait, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Find Other Expats to Share Your Adventure in Turkmenistan With

Through our private network, you are free to draw upon a wealth of knowledge and advice as well as organize a new social life. Or expats host groups and events which are a great way to meet like-minded people. For example, our Ashgabat members are currently running a Book Club, a Breakfast Club and a Foodies Group, among others. InterNations also hosts larger events, open to all our Turkmenistan members — our expats find these events to be the ideal opportunity to meet like-minded people and to carve out a social life.

Paul O'Doherty

"I didn't even hope to find Irish people here in Turkmenistan. Thanks to InterNations I discovered that I am not the only one from the Emerald Isle..."

Caroline Hayes

"When my partner and I decided to move to Ashgabat, I was really anxious. That has changed now that I've met so many other expats on InterNations."

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