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Turkmenistan Mulls Extending President’s Rule for Life


Not that it was ever in doubt, but now it is official: Turkmenistan’s president plans to grow old in power. As speaker of parliament Akja Nurberdieva explained in remarks televised May 29, the constitutional commission is studying two proposals that will likely end with Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov serving indefinitely. One provision would scrap the 70-year age limit at which a president can be elected. The other would extend the presidential term from five to seven years. Under the current constitution, Berdymukhamedov, 57, would have been allowed to run for only three more five-year… >> подробнее

Turkmen Leader Gets Giant Park as Birthday Gift


The park is apparently intended as a venue for mass public events, like concerts to celebrate the “Era of Power and Happiness,” as the current period of Berdymukhamedov’s rule has been designated.

What birthday present do you get for the man who has everything? In Turkmenistan, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov on June 29 got a public park named after him to mark his 58th. It was a fun day, for the president. As by tradition, Berdymukhamedov was congratulated by his deputy prime ministers and foreign business community representatives, who always seize any opportunity to curry favor. The opening ceremony came in the evening. The park in the capital, Ashgabat, has been called Arkadag, the Turkmen word for “protector,” which is how the president is known in state media… >> подробнее

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014

US Department of State
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor


The most important human rights problems were arbitrary arrest; torture; and disregard for civil liberties, including restrictions on freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and movement; and citizens' inability to change the government through free and fair elections.

Executive Summary Although the constitution declares Turkmenistan to be a secular democracy and a presidential republic, the country has an authoritarian government controlled by the president, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, and the Democratic Party. Berdimuhamedov remained president following a February 2012 election that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights determined involved limited choice between competing political alternatives. Authorities maintained effective control over the security forces. The most… >> подробнее

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18.06.2015, 14:03 OSCE workshop on fighting terrorism and organized crime was held in Ashgabat
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15.06.2015, 12:25 Iran Plans Gas-for-Goods Deal with Turkmenistan
14.06.2015, 10:21 UN Chief Warns Central Asia Over Crackdowns On Human Rights
11.06.2015, 10:14 OSCE visit familiarizes Turkmenistan officials with penitentiary system in France
11.06.2015, 06:51 OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities visited Turkmenistan
09.06.2015, 14:32 RFE/RL Turkmen Journalist Quits, Citing Mounting Official Pressure
01.06.2015, 08:37 Day of Turkmen Carpet celebrated in Turkmenistan
30.05.2015, 16:17 Turkmenistan Considers Extending Presidential Rule
26.05.2015, 12:44 NGOs will take part in a round-table discussion on the human rights situation in Turkmenistan
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