According to the adopted amendment to the law "On Military Duty and Military Service," young citizens of Turkmenistan will be able to obtain deferment from military conscription. Young men are given the opportunity after graduation from school in the same year to try their strength and enroll in secondary vocational or higher education institutions located in the country or abroad.
Additions were made to Article 19 of the law "On Military Duty" (a new paragraph appeared in the article). The law entered into force on November 30.
The issue of making such an addition to the law was raised back in the summer during a meeting on state youth policy held by Chairman of the Khalk Maslakhaty Milli Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov.