State Security Council of Turkmenistan

The State Security Council of Turkmenistan (Turkmen: Türkmenistanyň Döwlet Howpsuzlyk Geňeşi) is an important decision-making body in the field of the defence of Turkmenistan. It is the highest decision-making body in the armed forces next to the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff, with its members directly advising the President of Turkmenistan on matters of national security.[1]

President Serdar Berdimuhamedow, the current chairman of the council and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the military.

According to the 1995 Law on defence, the council is chaired by the President of Turkmenistan, who can define the powers and actions of the Security Council.[2] The Security Council was first mentioned in the 2003 Constitution of Turkmenistan, with it noting that in the president's role as supreme commander-in-chief, he/she can convene sessions of the council, as well as dismiss and promote members of the council. It was originally led by President Saparmurat Niyazov until his death in 2006. During this time Major General Agageldi Mammetgeldiyev served as the council's secretary.[3] Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow succeeded Niyazov after the latter's death.[4][5][6] The current secretary of the council is Begench Gundogdyev.


Members of the Turkmenistan State Security Council
as of 3 February 2023[7][8]
Office Incumbent Since
Supreme Commander in Chief of Turkmenistan General of the Army Serdar Berdimuhamedow* 2022
Secretary of the State Security Council and Minister of Defense Lieutenant General Begench Gundogdyev* 2022|2018[9]
Minister of Internal Affairs Lieutenant Colonel Muhammet Hydyrov* 2022[9][10][11]
Prosecutor General Junior Counselor of Justice Serdar Mälikgulyýew 2022[12][13]
Chairman, Supreme Court Begenç Hojamgulyýew 2023[8][14]
Minister of National Security Colonel Nazar Atagarayev* 2023[8][15][16]
Chief of the State Border Service and Commander of the Border Troops Colonel Yazgeldi Nuryyev 2021[17]
Minister of Justice Senior Justice Counselor Merettagan Taganov* 2021[18]
Chief of the Presidential Security Service Colonel Dovletgeldi Meredov[19] unknown
Chairman, State Customs Service Lieutenant Colonel Maksat Hudayberdiyev 2019[20]
Chairman, State Migration Service Colonel Batyr Wolsahatow 2023[8][15][21]
* Denotes member of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Secretaries of the CouncilEdit

See alsoEdit


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  19. ^ Reportedly fired 3 February 2023 Выше мы писали, что сегодня также был уволен начальник Службы безопасности президента (in Russian), Turkmen.News, 3 February 2023
  20. ^ "Максат Худайкулыев назначен председателем Государственной таможенной службы Туркменистана" (in Russian). Туркменистан сегодня. 7 August 2019.
  21. ^ Указ Президента Туркменистана о Волсахатове Б.С. (in Russian), Туркменистан сегодня, 3 February 2023
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