Turkmenistan State News Agency

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Turkmenistan State News Agency (in Turkmen: Türkmenistanyň Döwlet habarlar agentligi), sometimes shortened to TDH (Russian: ТДХ), is the only news agency in Turkmenistan.[1] TDH headquarters are in Bitarap Turkmenistan Avenue, Ashgabat. The agency publishes news and analysis of the socio-political, socio-economic, cultural and sporting life of the state in Turkmen, Russian and English languages. Agency specialists are engaged in the development, technical and information support, and promotion of web sites relating to the culture of Turkmenistan. The current editor-in-chief of TDH is Bekdurdy Amansaryev [2]

Turkmenistan State News Agency
Native name
Türkmenistanyň Döwlet habarlar agentligi
IndustryNews media
Founded1924 (1924)
HeadquartersAshgabat, Turkmenistan
Key people
Bekdurdy Amansaryyev
ProductsWire service
Ownerwholly owned by government of Turkmenistan


Telegraph Agency of Turkmenistan was opened in 1924, shortly after the declaration of Ashgabat as the capital of the Turkmen SSR. In 1925 it was renamed to the Turkmen Telegraph Agency (TurkmenTAG) with the status of a republican organ of the Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS). In the mid-1970s, it was renamed to the Turkmeninform News Agency.

TDH was established in 1991 in independent Turkmenistan. In 1992, it was renamed the State News Agency Turkmen-Press simultaneously with the separation from the TASS structure.

On May 4, 2000, it was renamed into the Turkmen State Information Service Turkmendovlethabarlary (Turkmen: Türkmen Döwlet habar gullugy).

In November 2013, TDH launched a redesigned website which provides the function of Turkmen TV streaming. This project has been jointly prepared by the Ministry of Communications and is the only one in Turkmenistan.[3]

On November 20, 2014 it was renamed the State News Agency of Turkmenistan (TDH).

Directors of TDHEdit

No  Name Assigned Fired  Reason for dismissal
1  Myrat Karanow 09.01.1992 no information  no information
2  Batyr Hallyýew no information 15.12.1993  transfer to another job
3  Lýudmila Glazowskaýa 15.12.1993 24.02.2000  transfer to another job
4  Kakamyrat Ballyýew 24.02.2000 14.09.2001  for serious deficiencies in work
5  Jeren Taýimowa 14.09.2001 30.08.2009  for health
6  Bekdurdy Amansaryyev 31.08.2009  acting


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