As for Turkmenistan being neutral, it was dragged into NATO’s Partnership for Peace in 1994, but has never been a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.


Anadolu Agency
March 15, 2023

‘Turkmenistan aims to share prosperity with Turkic family’

Turkmenistan aims to share its wealth with the “Turkic family,” the chairman of the country’s upper chamber of parliament said Wednesday.

“As Turkmenistan, our aim is to share our hydrocarbon wealth with the big Turkic family. To bring it to the heart of every Turkic family,” Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said during the groundbreaking ceremony of three new health centers in the country’s capital Ashgabat, also attended by Çalık Holding chairman Ahmet Çalık.

Berdimuhamedov said that Türkiye was the first country to recognize Turkmenistan when it declared its independence and that it was the first country to recognize Ashgabat’s neutrality after it was approved at the U.N.