Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, 22 March / Trend H. Hasanov /
The President and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces (AF) of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has signed a decree "On transfer of the Armed Forces and other Turkmen troops performing military service by conscription to the reserve."
The document also provides for enlisting Turkmen male citizens, aged 18 by the day of call-up, without the right for draft deferment in the armed forces, for voluntary military service.
According to the special order of the head of state, heads of military and law enforcement agencies are instructed to conduct the prescribed dismissal of soldiers in a festive atmosphere, encouraging those who have achieved distinguished results in military and socio-humanitarian training.
According to the Turkmen military doctrine, the country follows the status of positive neutrality and does not enter any military-political blocs.
Do you have any feedback? Contact our journalist at firstname.lastname@example.org