Turkmenistan: Ashgabat

A short lease was initially taken in the mid-1990s on modern offices on the third floor of the Ak Altyn Hotel/Office complex. There were other diplomatic missions elsewhere in the high rise building, including the French and Germans.
Several sites on which to develop embassy offices and residential accommodation were pursued, including a potentially excellent one of several acres at [?] on which a lease was signed but later reneged on. [Steve Whittle.]