Australian think tank recognized Turkmenistan as a country safe from terrorism

Australian think tank recognized Turkmenistan as a country safe from terrorism

Turkmenistan steadily maintains the status of country non-impacted by terrorism. This came from the “the Global Terrorism Index-2019” report, flagship report of the Sydney-headquartered Institute for Economics & Peace.

The reports provides a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism over the last 50 years, and placing a special emphasis on trends during the recent five years, since the start of the fall of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

163 countries have been ranked based on four indicators, such as number of terrorist incidents in a given year, number of fatalities from terrorist incidents in a given year, number of injuries caused by terrorist in a given year and measure of the total property damage from terrorist incidents in a given year.

Turkmenistan and Belarus, classified into “the Russia and Eurasia region” have maintained their score of ‘no impact of terrorism.’ Both countries along with 24 nations have been placed on 138th line, the last one in the rating.

Kazakhstan, Armenia, Ukraine, Russia and Azerbaijan had the largest improvements in the region, the report said.

The rating of other Central Asia countries is as following: Uzbekistan takes 135th place or improved by three points, Kazakhstan with 86th place has now been without incident for two years or improved by 10 points, Kyrgyzstan is at 87th place or down by 7 points, Tajikistan is at 50th place.

The global economic impact of terrorism in 2018 amounted to $33 billion, a decline of 38 % from its 2017 level.

The total number of deaths caused by terrorism fell by 15.2 % to 15,952 deaths in 2018. Conflict remains the primary driver of terrorist activity. In 2018, 95 % of deaths from terrorism occurred in countries suffering from the violent conflicts.

Elvira KADYROVA