Oguzkhan Presidential Palace

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Oguzkhan Palace
General information
Location Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Current tenants Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, President of Turkmenistan
Construction started 1996
Completed 1997[1]
Design and construction
Main contractor Bouygues[2]

Oguzkhan Palace (Turkmen: Oguz han köşk, Огуз хан көшк) is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of Turkmenistan, located in the capital city of Ashgabat in Turkmenistan. It has been the presidential headquarters and home of the president of Turkmenistan for many years. President Saparmurat Niyazov, who styled himself Türkmenbaşy, and for whom it is named, lived in the palace between 1997 and his death in 2006. The new building was built in May 2011,[3] instead of the old, a little Türkmenbaşy Palace located nearby.[4][5]

Turkmenbashi Palace[edit]

Bouygues built the presidential palace in 1997 for the first President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov. The original presidential palace was once notable for its flamboyant appearance, but it was subsequently overshadowed in architectural stature by large buildings in oil-rich Kazakhstan, and even impoverished Tajikistan.


It was built by the French construction firm Bouygues. Construction began in 2008, ended May 18, 2011. The same day, the first of his master became the second President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.[6] President of Turkmenistan attended the opening.[7][8][9] The cost of a new palace $250 million.[10]

Halls of the palace[edit]

In the central hall of the palace held the ceremony of welcoming, the "Golden Hall" is designed for bilateral talks at the highest level in a narrow range. Hall "Gorkut Ata" designed for the talks the. Hall "Sejuk Khan" is the site of the signing of bilateral agreements and intergovernmental agreements. In the hall "Bayram Khan" after talks at the highest level, are press conferences and briefings for representatives of leading media and international news agencies. Hall "Magtymguly" is designed for a variety of meetings and cultural events.[11][12]



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Coordinates: 37°56′03″N 58°22′50″E / 37.9343°N 58.3806°E / 37.9343; 58.3806