Military of Turkmenistan

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The armed forces of Turkmenistan consist of an Army, Air and Air Defense Forces, Border Troops, and Internal Troops, and a National Guard. The Turkmen military inherited several motor rifle divisions from the Soviet Armed Forces Turkestan Military District, forming the basis of the Turkmen ground forces.

Jane's Information Group said in 2009 that "Turkmenistan's military is, even by the standards of Central Asia, poorly maintained and funded."[2]

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State Security Council of Turkmenistan

The State Security Council is the most important defence decision-making body in the country.[3]

The 1995 Law on defence[4] says that the President of Turkmenistan defines the powers of the Security Council.

The Security Council is mentioned in the 2003 Constitution of Turkmenistan[5] but not in the 1992 constitution [3], and it's only mentioned that the Security Council is guided by the president.

The Council was chaired by the former President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov until his death, while Minister of Defence Agageldi Mämmetgeldiýew acts as its secretary.[6]

Following the death of Niyazov, the Security Council announced Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow as his interim successor.[7]

Land forces

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