Our Turkmen translation team consists of
Turkmen belongs to the Turkic branch of the Altaic language family. It is a member of the southwestern Turkic sub-branch, more specifically the East Oghuz group. This group also includes Khorasani Turkic. Turkmen is closely related to Turkish and Azerbaijani, with which it is for the most part mutually intelligible. Turkmen is the national language of Turkmenistan. It is spoken by over 9 million people worldwide, with approximately 3.43 million Turkmen speakers in Turkmenistan and an additional 6 million elsewhere, including Iran (2 million), Afghanistan (500,000), Syria (500,000), Iraq (200,000-300,000), and Turkey (1 milllion). Modern written Turkmen is based on the Teke (Tekke) dialect, referred to as Chagatai in Afghanistan. Officially, Turkmen is rendered in both the 'New Alphabet', based on the Latin alphabet, and the old Soviet Cyrillic alphabet. Turkmen used to employ a modified Arabic alphabet until it was replaced in 1929 by a Latin alphabet and subsequently by the Cyrillic alphabet, which was used from 1938 to 1991. Although the current Latin alphabet was introduced in 1991, the transition has been rather slow. Opposition political parties in Turkmenistan continue to use the Cyrillic script on websites and publications, supposedly to distance themselves from the alphabet created by President Niyazov, the dictator who ruled the country until his death in 2006.
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Adana (TR), Al Diwaniyah (IQ), Al Hillah (IQ), Aleppo (SY), Ankara (TR), Ankara (TR), Antalya (TR), Arak (IR), Ashgabat (TM), Baghdad (IQ), Basra (IQ), Bursa (TR), Damascus (SY), Ghazni (AF), Hama (SY), Hims (SY), Isfahan (IR), Istanbul (TR), Izmir (TR), Kabul (AF), Kayseri (TR), Konya (TR), Latakia (SY), Mashhad (IR), Mosul (IQ), Nasiriyah (IQ), Perspolis (IR), Rasht (IR), Samsun (TR), Sari (IR), Shiraz (IR), Tabriz (IR), Tartus (SY), Tehran (IR),