Famous people on Turkmenistan's street names


Magtymguly Pyragy

Magtymguly Pyragy 17 Magtymguly Pyragy, born Magtymguly, was a Turkmen spiritual leader, philosophical poet, Sufi and traveller who is considered to be the most famous figure in Turkmen literary history.


Türkmenbaşy 12 Saparmyrat Nyýazow (1940–2006), known as Türkmenbaşy, lit. 'head of the Turkmen', was the dictator of Turkmenistan from 1985 to 2006. He coined the title for himself, and subsequently either named or renamed various places to it.

Saparmurat Niyazov

Saparmurat Niyazov 9 Saparmurat Atayevich Niyazov, also known as Türkmenbaşy, was a Turkmen dictator who ruled Turkmenistan from 1985 until his death in 2006. He was first secretary of the Turkmen Communist Party from 1985 until 1991 and supported the 1991 Soviet coup attempt. He continued to rule Turkmenistan for 15 years after independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Mämmetweli Kemine

Mämmetweli Kemine 5 Mämmetweli Kemine was a Turkmen satirical poet whose works have become a key part of Turkmen literature. Born in Sarahs, he studied at the Islamic medrassah in Bukhara.

Döwletmämmet Azady

Döwletmämmet Azady 4 Döwletmämmet Azady was a Turkmen poet and Sufi scholar. He is the father of poet Magtymguly Pyragy, the father of Turkmen literature.

Gurbansoltan Eje

Gurbansoltan Eje 4 Gurbansoltan Niýazowa, known as Gurbansoltan Eje, nee Atamyradowa, was the mother of the first post-Soviet president of Turkmenistan, Saparmyrat Nyýazow ("Türkmenbaşy"). She was killed in the 1948 Ashgabat earthquake, leaving the eight year old Saparmyrat an orphan.

Alp Arslan

Alp Arslan 4 Alp Arslan, born Muhammad bin Dawud Chaghri, was the second sultan of the Seljuk Empire and great-grandson of Seljuk, the eponymous founder of the dynasty. He greatly expanded the Seljuk territory and consolidated his power, defeating rivals to the south and northwest, and his victory over the Byzantines at the Battle of Manzikert, in 1071, ushered in the Turkmen settlement of Anatolia.

Atamyrat Nyýazow

Atamyrat Nyýazow 3 Atamyrat Nyýazow was a soldier in the Red Army during World War II from the Soviet Republic of Turkmenistan who was the father of the first post-Soviet president of Turkmenistan, Saparmyrat Nyýazow,. He was also a school teacher and a financial officer.
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