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InterNations – Uniting Brits living in Turkmenistan

Would you like to get in touch with other Brits in Turkmenistan? Are you in need of help and advice from your British compatriots? Or would you like to join other British expats on an excursion to discover sights and landmarks – e.g. the World Heritage Site of Konye Urgench?

Whether you have settled as an expat in Turkmenistan or are still living in United Kingdom and planning your upcoming foreign assignment, InterNations Turkmenistan offers everything you need: Established in 2007, our trusted community soon became the leading platform for international networking among expatriates and global minds around the world. Our network also counts a considerable number of British expats in Turkmenistan, coming from all corners of United Kingdom - from Glasgow, over London to Cardiff.

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We’ve collected some data to better understand the demographics and motivations of British expats:

Infographic: British People Abroad

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  • 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.

Forum Posts by Brits in Turkmenistan

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

Find Tips and Advice on Turkmenistan from British Expats

Of course, expat living in Turkmenistan is not just about shipping your belongings and filing in some bureaucratic papers. Regular socializing with fellow Brits is an essential part of expat life and helps getting accustomed to the Turkmen way of life and mentality. InterNations helps you connect and meet up with other Brits in Turkmenistan, residing in Ashgabat, Merv, Turkmenbashi and many other places throughout the country. Just take a look at our group of Brits in Ashgabat.

If you ever wish to have a chat in your native language, discover where to shop for British food or discuss your favorite sports team's latest match, become a member of the Turkmen InterNations Community:

  • Look up our top quality network to get to know open-minded expats from United Kingdom in Turkmenistan.
  • Obtain and share insider tips in our Turkmenistan Expat Forums – e.g. how to hire a babysitter fluent in your native tongue for your children or where to get roast beef in Merv.
  • Search the InterNations Places database for Turkmenistan to get information on institutions from your home country, including the British embassy.

From the World Heritage Site of Konye Urgench to some of Central Asia's most colourful bazaars, we’ll help you connect with supportive and friendly British expats in Turkmenistan.

Join Our Expat Activities and Mingle with Fellow Brits in Turkmenistan

Moreover, please feel free to attend our regular expat events and activities in Turkmenistan. Our get-togethers are very diverse and range from a cozy gathering to enjoy the traditional Turkmen plov, to big expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Ashgabat’s best locations. You can also participate in one of our expat trips to go and see the spectacle of Darvaza Flaming Crater as well as other beautiful landmarks in Turkmenistan.

Our meet-ups and activities are a great opportunity to mingle with expats from United Kingdom and various other countries in a casual setting. Interested? Just sign up and you’ll soon be receiving a cordial Hello from our Brits living in Turkmenistan!

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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