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It is believed that the issue of accession to the TPNW is under the consideration of the government of Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan did not participate in the TPNW negotiations in 2017, but has consistently voted in favour of the annual UN General Assembly resolutions on the Treaty. In 2021 it was also was one of the co-sponsors of the resolution.

TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compatibility in 2021
(a) Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire Compatible
Test Compatible
Possess or stockpile Compatible
(b) Transfer Compatible
(c) Receive transfer or control Compatible
(d) Use Compatible
Threaten to use Compatible
(e) Assist, encourage or induce Compatible
(f) Seek or receive assistance Compatible
(g) Allow stationing, installation, deployment Compatible
TPNW voting and participation
2021 UNGA resolution on TPNW
2020 UNGA resolution on TPNW
2019 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2018 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
Participated in TPNW negotiations No
Share of women in TPNW negotiations N/A
Vote on adoption of treaty text N/A
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) N/A
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards Agreement Yes
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol No
Additional Protocol Yes
Fissile material production facilities No
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Plutonium stocks (mil/civ) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the BWC Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the PTBT No
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Semipalatinsk)
Member of the CD No

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Turkmenistan maintains policies and practices that are compatible with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the TPNW, and can therefore sign and ratify or accede to the Treaty without the need for a change in conduct.

In the 2021 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Turkmenistan associated itself with a statement on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), which said: 'Being a staunch proponent of multilateral diplomacy, the Non-Aligned Movement reiterate its determination to promote multilateralism as the core principle of negotiations in the field of disarmament and non-proliferation. The Movement takes note of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 22 January 2021. It is hoped that the Treaty would contribute to furthering the objective of the total elimination of nuclear weapons.'1


  • Turkmenistan should urgently adhere to the TPNW.
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