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|Industry||Postal services, courier|
|Headquarters||M. Kösäýewa street 16, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan|
|Key people||Shokhrat Khojaniyazov (CEO)|
|Services||Letter post, parcel service, EMS, delivery, freight forwarding|
|Owner(s)||Government of Turkmenistan (100%)|
|Parent||Ministry of Communications|
Turkmen Post (Russian: Туркменпочта, Turkmenpochta), is the national postal operator of Turkmenistan. The company is responsible for the delivery of mail and issuing postage stamps. It has been a member of the Universal Postal Union since January 26, 1993. Its headquarters are located in Ashkabad.
Mail service has existed in Turkmenistan since the time of the Russian Empire. However, since October 1991, the country organizes its own postal service functions.
The government of Turkmenistan exercises rigid control over mail service. Parcels and letters are usually opened by custom authority officials and mail delivery is unreliable. Businesses use international courier services, such as Federal Express and DHL, but in 2005, these firms were closed by the government.
- Whitlock, Monica (2005-04-12). "Asia-Pacific | Turkmenistan couriers shut down". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
- Новому зданию Министерства связи Туркмении придали форму телефонного аппарата
- Президент Туркмении принял участие в торжествах по случаю открытия ряда крупных объектов в столице
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