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, republic (2015 est. pop. 5,565,000), 188,455 sq mi (488,100 sq km), central Asia. It borders on Afghanistan and Iran in the south, Uzbekistan in the east and northeast, Kazakhstan in the northwest, and the Caspian Sea in the west.
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Besides carpets and rugs, the Turcomans produced countless items made with wool for their daily domestic needs and yurt furnishings, due to wood and metal being extremely difficult to come by and, not being flexible, difficult to transport.
The commission was formed from the "constituents of the Syrian people", being made up of "several ethnicities: Arab, Kurd, Chaldo-Assyrian, Assyrian, Turcoman, Circassian, Armenian and others".
11), during which four Sahwa fighters were killed and three Turcomans were wounded," Brigadier Sarhad Qader told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
(18) There are several other very small ethnic minorities (Circassians, Turcomans, Armenians) and a minuscule Jewish community; most Jews left Syria after the removal of travel restrictions on them in the 1990s.
This minimalist but highly evocative style of painting developed under the court natronage of the Ak-Kovunlu Turcomans at Tabriz--a city that had risen as the centre of the Mongol Ilkhanid state but retained its importance under succeeding Turkic dynasties.
of Shi'a, Sunnis, Kurds, Assyrian Christians, Turcomans, Chaldeans,
-- This Law shall guarantee the administrative, cultural, and political rights of the Turcomans, ChaldoAssyrians, and all other citizens.
Wildly inflated figures for the number of Turcomans living in Iraq have been given in the Turkish media.
Iraq has also been unwilling to provide hard data on what is widely assumed to be a majority Shi'a population; Kurds, Turcomans and Assyrians also almost certainly overstate their numbers to preserve their political status in anticipation of a more normal state of affairs there.
There was colour in the kites flown on fine summer evenings from the Kabuli rooftops, in the carpets laid out for inspection in the local markets, in the balloons carried from place to place by itinerant vendors, in the painted lorries whose decoration married the designs of Victorian Valentine Cards sent to soldiers serving in India by their sweethearts at home with those of Indian cinema posters, and in the brightly coloured striped coats, the chapans, worn by the Turcomans; almost everywhere one looked in fact.
41), should be '[...] of the Turcomans', 'et sobre esta villa [Tarifa] fue desbaratado et vencido Alboacen, rrey de toda tierra del poniente de allen mar, et venciolo et desbaratolo el muy noble rrey don Alfonso de Castilla, et rrobole todos sus rreales et sus thesoros et todas sus mugeres, et matole sus cavallerias' (p.