Leader: President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov
Government: One-party state
Population: 5.3 million (94,700 Christians)
Main Religion: Islam
Persecution Level: Severe
Source of persecution: Dictatorial paranoia/Islamic extremism
OVERVIEW OF TURKMENISTAN
The regime of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov continues to restrict the freedom of religion, and Christian converts from a Muslim background are facing many problems from their family, friends and community. The uncertain economic prospects, the fear of an influx of Islamic jihadists and the almost total state control will remain important factors in the future. In the past year, the oppression of Christians has been constant.
- For Muslim Background Believers who have hardly any freedom to practice their faith
- That the Holy Spirit will soften the hearts of the Turkmen government towards Christians, so that they will be receptive to the gospel
- That radio broadcasts and biblical materials will be made available to believers without government intervention
RESOURCES ON TURKMENISTAN
Sign up to learn more about Christian Persecution and stay-up-to-date with news, prayer requests and opportunities
Sign Up Now >>
You can change the lives of persecuted Christians by meeting their greatest needs. Donate today to help amek an eternal difference.
Donate Now >>