Turkmen Naval Forces

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Turkmen Naval Forces
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Turkmen navy sailors during a parade in 2011.
Founded1992 (1992)
Country Turkmenistan
TypeCoast guard
RoleNaval warfare and defense
Size2,000 sailors and 16 patrol boats
Part ofMinistry of Defense (Turkmenistan)
Colors               Yellow, blue, and white
AnniversariesOctober 9: Navy Day
Supreme Commander-in-chiefGurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
Commander of the NavyLieutenant Colonel B. Annaev[1]
Major General Begench Gundogdyev[2]
EnsignFlag of the Turkmen Naval Forces.svg

The Turkmen Naval Forces (Turkmen: Türkmenistanyň Harby-deňiz Güýçleriis) is the naval warfare branch of the armed forces of Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan's Navy Day is celebrated annually on October 9.[3][4]


The Turkmenistan navy was established in 1992. The naval forces are directed by the Border Guard Service.[5] The main naval base of Turkmenistan is Türkmenbas Naval Base located in the port of Turkmenbashi. In 2002, dozens of new patrol boats, such as Kalkan-Ms and Griff-Ts were purchased from Ukraine. A naval base in the Caspian Sea was created in 2009. In 2010, the navy of Turkmenistan consisted of 16 patrol boats and 2,000 servicemen.[6]

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  1. ^ http://www.turkmenistan.gov.tm/?id=10501
  2. ^ "Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov appointed Yaylym Berdiev Minister of Defence of Turkmenistan, and Begench Gundogdyev Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan". Retrieved 2017-01-24.
  3. ^ "Turkmenistan celebrates Day of Naval Forces | Turkmenistan.ru". www.turkmenistan.ru. Retrieved 2017-08-14.
  4. ^ "Глава Туркмении провел смотр кораблей ВМС на Каспии". РИА Новости (in Russian). 2015-10-10. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  5. ^ "Defense & Security Intelligence & Analysis: IHS Jane's | IHS". articles.janes.com. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  6. ^ https://jamestown.org/program/turkmenistans-naval-plans-promoting-its-maritime-and-energy-interests/