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23.10.2017  
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How Close Is Turkmenistan To Instability?

15.10.2017
Bruce Pannier

A familiar kind of weird is returning to Turkmenistan.

President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov’s recent decrees seem like echoes from more than a decade ago, when his predecessor Saparmurat Niyazov was in power. About 11 years after independence, Niyazov started raising the status of a body called Halk Maslahaty, a group numbering between 2,000 and 3,000 with representatives from various sectors of the government, the business world, state enterprises, and social organizations. In Niyazov’s case, the decision came after a reported attempt on his life in November 2002. Authorities apprehended many of the alleged perpetrators, but the details of the… >> подробнее

A night out in Turkmenistan

08.10.2017
Ben Irwin

The North Korea of central Asia

Ashgabat is the centre of power for Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow - the long-time President of Turkmenistan, known for both his abysmal human rights record and iron-fist rule.

It's 3am and it suddenly dawns on me that I'm on the dance floor of a brothel in Turkmenistan. To be clear, this wasn't where I had envisaged ending up on a night out in Ashgabat - the capital of the former Soviet Bloc state. Me and two Kiwi mates were lured here on the promise of a «disco» in the basement of the city's most luxurious hotel, the Grand Turkmen. Broken English and our complete lack of Russian didn't help our fortunes - but hey, we had got a lot more out of Ashgabat than we expected. You see, Ashgabat is the centre of power for Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow … >> подробнее

Some Winners, Many Losers, After Turkmenistan Hosts Asian Games

30.09.2017
Bruce Pannier

Spending at least USD 7.3 billion on the construction of sports facilities for AIMAG and a new international airport in order to win 246 medals is ridiculous.

The fifth international Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG), hosted by Turkmenistan, have come to a close, ushered out with the same lavish pomp that marked the entire 10-day event. In defiance of expectations, or logic, Turkmenistan’s athletes, who had never won a medal in any major international sporting event, came out on top by a very large margin. Turkmen athletes claimed 245 medals (89 gold, 70 silver, and 86 bronze), easily outpacing 31 other teams, including China, South Korea, India, Iran, and Japan. Amazing. But let’s put this in perspective. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio… >> подробнее

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02.10.2017, 20:47 Russia, Turkmenistan Pledge Cooperation As Putin Visits Ashgabat
02.10.2017, 20:44 Turkmen President’s Son Named 'Honorary Coach'
20.09.2017, 10:54 Moldova's Gherman Named UN Special Representative For Central Asia
22.08.2017, 03:09 Turkmenistan Opens First Animal Shelter Ahead Of Asian Games Share
19.08.2017, 23:00 Liquor Banned In Turkmen Capital Ahead Of International Games
17.08.2017, 23:04 Niyazov's Longtime Security Chief Dies After A Decade In Turkmen Prison, Activists Say
01.08.2017, 22:55 RFE/RL Correspondent Threatened With Death In Turkmenistan
29.07.2017, 22:57 Turkmenistan Holds Mass Cycling Event, Bans Cars For A Day
08.06.2017, 20:54 Turkmenistan To Abolish Free Utilities For All But The Neediest
05.06.2017, 10:16 New Body To Fight Economic Crimes, Reshuffles Reported In Turkmenistan
12.05.2017, 13:24 Implementation of ombudsman law in Turkmenistan in focus of roundtable discussion
06.05.2017, 16:05 Turkmenistan's Top Prosecutor Fired For 'Failing To Fight Corruption'
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