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 (äsh′kä-bäd′, -KHä-bät′)


(Russian aʃxaˈbat) or


(Placename) the capital of Turkmenistan. Pop: 598 000 (2005 est)


(ˌɑʃ kəˈbɑd)

a former name of Ashgabat.
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Noun1.Ashkhabad - the capital and largest city of TurkmenistanAshkhabad - the capital and largest city of Turkmenistan
Turkmenia, Turkmenistan, Turkomen, Turkmen - a republic in Asia to the east of the Caspian Sea and to the south of Kazakhstan and to the north of Iran; an Asian soviet from 1925 to 1991
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The Turkish minister also said he would inform Turkish Airlines (THY) executives about the demand of businessmen to launch flights between Ashkhabad and Ankara.
Turkish and Turkmen foreign ministries are expected to sign an action plan covering the years 2011 and 2012 during Davutoglu's stay in Ashkhabad.
ASHKHABAD, February 13, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Turkmenistan is interested in construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline, whose realization will benefit to the peoples of the project participating countries and the whole region, Turkmen President Gurbangulu Berdimuhammedov said at the last governmental meeting, according to Turkmen media.
A second service to the Punjab will be operated by Turkmenistan Airlines via Ashkhabad as the airline increases its existing flights from three to four each week.
Akhoundzadeh, who arrived in Ashkhabad Sunday night at the head of a delegation, is scheduled to attend the 31st session of the special working group for drafting a convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea.
ASHKHABAD, Dec 12, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday met with his Turkmen counterpart Rasit Meredow, and the two ministers signed an action plan covering the next two years to boost cooperation.
Meanwhile existing carrier Turkmenistan Airlines will provide a second service to Amritsar as it increases its number of flights to Ashkhabad from three to four per week.
ASHKHABAD, Dec 12, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkey's foreign minister said on Sunday that Turkish and Turkmen executives were planning to make reciprocal visits to each other's countries every year.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qassemi and Turkmen Foreign Minister Rasit Meredow in a meeting in Ashkhabad on Tuesday discussed enhancement of bilateral ties between the two countries.
Akhoundzadeh, who arrived in Ashkhabad at the head of a delegation, attended the 31st session of the special working group for drafting a convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea.
We plan to confer with Turkmenistan's President (Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov) and also the country's energy officials during this visit to discuss increasing the volume of gas imports from Turkmenistan," Qassemi told FNA upon his arrival at Ashkhabad International Airport on Tuesday.
Talking MPAs at his residence here on Sunday the Minister said that agreement on TAPI gas project in Ashkhabad was the historic one and this project would pave the new avenue of progress in the region he said that TAPI project would complete by 2013-14 and 3.