How many Turkmens live in Kazakhstan?

In 1897, according to the results of the all-Russian population census, 2.8 thousand representatives of the Turkmen nationality lived on the Kazakh land. According to today's data, their number is close to 3 thousand. Most of the Turkmen live in the Mangistau, Karagandy, Kostanay, Almaty regions and in the cities of Almaty and Nur-Sultan. Among them are doctors, musicologists, entrepreneurs, artists, teachers, engineers and theater directors who work for the good of the country. The hero of today's program is the theater director Mekan Zhumabaev.