Greater Asia TV Channel Showcases Turkmenistan's Rich Culture and Modern Development

Turkmenistan's rich culture and modern development showcased in a comprehensive TV report, highlighting its ancient heritage, vibrant arts, and sustainable progress on the global stage.

Salman Akhtar
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Greater Asia TV Channel Showcases Turkmenistan's Rich Culture and Modern Development

Greater Asia TV Channel Showcases Turkmenistan's Rich Culture and Modern Development

The Greater Asia TV channel has released a comprehensive half-hour report on the culture and modern development of Turkmenistan titled 'Turkmenistan. The heart of the Silk Road' on its official website. Over the course of three days, the film crew visited key locations throughout Turkmenistan, capturing the country's unique history, vibrant culture, and impressive modern development.

The report focused on the ancient city of Anau, which has been declared the cultural capital of the Turkic world in 2024 by the TURKSOY organization. It also highlighted the ongoing celebrations for the 300th anniversary of the renowned poet Magtymguly Fragi. "Magtymguly Fragi's work had a significant impact on the culture of Turkmenistan and the surrounding region," noted speakers at a recent conference dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the poet in Astrakhan, Russia commemorating his legacy.

The Greater Asia TV crew presented many of Turkmenistan's notable sights, including the capital city of Ashgabat, the new 'smart' city of Arkadag, and the Avaza national tourist zone along the Caspian Sea coast. Viewers are treated to scenes of Ashgabat's colorful bazaars, traditional Turkmen artisans at work, and other aspects of the country's distinctive culture.

A delegation from the Greater Asia TV channel also participated in the international media forum 'Turkmen Land - the Center of Civilizations.' Discussions at the forum covered topics such as the role of Turkic culture in media, the works of Magtymguly Fragi, film production, and digital media.

Turkmenistan's artisans are keeping the country's cultural traditions alive while incorporating modern design. The Unique Camel Wool company, run by a mother-daughter duo, is reviving the use of camel wool to create clothing, home goods, and other products. Over 15 women artisans in Central Asia hand-weave, sew, and embroider items featuring traditional Turkmen symbols and designs. Unique Camel Wool uses 100% natural, biodegradable materials, hand-washing techniques, and natural dyes to ensure their products are environmentally sustainable.

Why this matters:

The International Forum on Attracting Foreign Investments in Turkmenistan's Energy Sector (TEIF 2024) was recently held in Paris, France, with President Serdar Berdimuhamedov expressing his belief that the forum would help address domestic oil and gas sector goals, attract foreign capital, and foster mutually beneficial partnerships. Organized by Türkmengaz, Türkmennebit, Turkmen Forum, and British company GaffneyCline, the energy investment forum brought together around 300 delegates to discuss Turkmenistan's role in the global energy future, new investment opportunities, emission reduction, infrastructure projects, and the role of financial institutions in promoting clean energy

Key Takeaways

  • Greater Asia TV released a report on Turkmenistan's culture and development
  • Anau declared cultural capital of Turkic world, Magtymguly Fragi's 300th anniversary celebrated
  • Report showcased Ashgabat, Arkadag, Avaza, and Turkmen artisans preserving traditions
  • Turkmen artisans using sustainable practices to revive camel wool products
  • Turkmenistan hosted energy investment forum to attract foreign capital and partnerships