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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...

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.

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Join Our Online and In-Person Events in Turkmenistan

Attend our many events to get to know like-minded expats, both in Turkmenistan and around the world! Our new online events even let you find connection and inspiration without leaving your home.

Apr 7, 2024, 5:00 PM
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Hey everyone! Let's salsa the night away at our Latin party! Join us for music, food, and fun. Don't miss out – mark your calendars and come ready to dance!
Join me for a Sunday brunch to welcome newcomers and catch up with old members. It's a perfect opportunity to connect, share stories, and forge new friendships in our diverse community. Whether you'r
Let’s meet for the last time this year for a Sunday brunch. Wear your silly hat, reindeer headband or ugly Christmas sweater, put a smile on your face and come to spend a lovely time in this festive
Sep 17, 2023, 8:00 AM
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If you are still around let’s meet for coffee on Sunday, 17 September at Bazetti to get to know new members and reconnect with old. Moreover, we can celebrate 16 years of InterNations and 16 years of

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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 420 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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