Following an official invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan to observe the parliamentary elections on 15 December 2013, and in accordance with its mandate and the findings of a Needs Assessment Mission, the OSCE/ODIHR deployed an Election Assessment Mission.
In anticipation of an invitation from the authorities of Turkmenistan to observe the 12 February 2012 presidential election, the OSCE/ODIHR undertook a Needs Assessment Mission (NAM) from 7 to 9 December. The NAM did not consider that the deployment of an election observation mission, even of a limited nature, would add value at this point in time but did recommend the deployment of an Election Assessment Mission.
Following a statement by President Berdimuhammedov on 13 September 2008 that international observers would be invited to observe the early parliamentary elections scheduled for 14 December 2008, the OSCE/ODIHR undertook a Needs Assessment Mission (NAM). The NAM found that existing constraints on a meaningful pluralistic process would make the deployment of a standard or limited election observation mission premature, but did recommend the deployment of Election Support Team.
ODIHR undertook a Needs Assessment Mission (NAM) from 7-10 January ahead of the presidential election on 11 February. The NAM concluded it was appropriate to recommend the deployment of a team of experts to follow the election process.
ODIHR sent a Needs Assessment Mission (NAM) to Turkmenistan between 8 and 11 November 1999, in connection with the parliamentary elections scheduled for 12 December. The NAM recommended that no observation mission, neither a full sized mission nor a limited assessment mission, be deployed to Turkmenistan for the elections.