Arabs conquer the region and convert it to Islam
Nomadic Oghuz Seljuk tribes - the ancestors of present-day Turkmens - and Mongols immigrate from northeast; Genghis Khan conquers the region.
The souther Part of Turkmenistan comes under Persian Rule and the Northern division is dominated by the Uzbek ruled states of Khiva and Bukhara.
Are of Present day Turkmenistan was incorperated into Russian Turkestan after the Battle of Gok Tepe.
Turkmens join other Central Asians in violently opposing Russian decree conscripting them for non-combatant duties.
Turkmenistan became a fully Fledged constituent Republic of USSR.
Following the completion of Karakum Canal, Cotton Production expanded across the Country.
Parliament declared Soverignty and elected Saparmurat Niyazov as chairman.