Turkmenpochta

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Turkmen Post
Туркменпочта
Turkmenpochta
Type Government Company
Industry Postal services, courier
Founded 1992
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
Website www.turkmenpost.gov.tm

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.

History[edit]

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.[1]

Building[edit]

In Ashkhabad on April 1, 2011 a "Turkmenpochta" office, and nearby, the building of the Ministry of Communications (Turkmenistan)[2][3] was constructed.

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