In the course of 8 years Turkmenistan grants citizenship to about 9 thousand people

On 24 September the state information agency TDH reported that from 2011 to 2017, pursuant to the decrees issued by President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov some 8 145 residents had been granted the citizenship of Turkmenistan.

This year, in the run-up to Independence Day, 735 more people were granted Turkmenistan citizenship. According to the news outlet, the citizenship was granted based on applications of representatives of various ethnic groups who have been prmanently residing in the countries.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan