Turkmenistan to hold annual mobilization of reservists
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 18
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:
Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree on the conscription of citizens in reserve for military trainings, the Gundogar-news website reported Feb. 18.
Under the decree, in 2015, the Turkmen citizens in reserve will be summoned to undergo the military trainings for up to one month.
Turkmen reservists' military training is held every year.
At the military trainings, the reservists will master new and modernized models of weapons, military and special equipment, and learn the rules of their operation and maintenance.
Reportedly, the reservists are paid their average monthly salaries, as well as additional wages, the amount of which varies depending on the reservists' ranks, the position they hold, and the venue of the military trainings.
Turkmenistan approved a military doctrine, the essence of which has remained unchanged in recent years, i.e. the defense sufficiency, the policy of positive neutrality, and refusal to participate in any military-political blocs.
Turkmenistan borders with Kazakhstan, Iran, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan on land, and with Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Iran on the Caspian Sea.