Turkmenistan signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified it on 19 January 1998, becoming a State Party on 1 March 1999. It has never used, produced, exported, or imported antipersonnel mines. Turkmenistan inherited a stockpile of antipersonnel mines from the former Soviet Union. It has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty. Turkmenistan submitted its fifth Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report on 7 June 2010 for the period 2004–2010 but did not submit an Article 7 report in 2011 or 2012. States Parties are required to submit an Article 7 report on 30 April of each year.
The destruction of Turkmenistan’s stockpile of 6,631,771 antipersonnel mines was completed on 11 November 2004. While most of the stockpile was destroyed prior to its March 2003 deadline, it later destroyed 69,200 PFM-type mines (572,200 individual antipersonnel mines) that it had initially planned to retain for training and development purposes.
Turkmenistan did not attend any Mine Ban Treaty meetings in 2011 or the first half of 2012. In December 2011, Turkmenistan voted in favor of UN General Assembly resolution 66/29 on antipersonnel mines.
Turkmenistan is party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons and its Amended Protocol II on landmines and Protocol V on explosive remnants of war.