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Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan Block Imports to Aid Economy


As an air of economic despondency descends over Central Asia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have decided to eat their way out crisis.

A government meeting in Turkmenistan on August 28 examined areas in which the country might be able to pursue an import substitution policy, which would mean banning imported goods in favor of locally produced equivalents. Deputy prime minister Palvan Taganov said the bulk of imported goods was accounted for by technical industrial goods, but the state news agency report on the Cabinet discussion gave no details about what those mostly comprise. Instead, more talk was seemingly devoted to the purportedly more promising area of food imports. Import substitution was initially touted as Turkmenistan’s… >> подробнее

Turkmenistan's Motorhead Leader Bags New Racing Victory


A car race in Turkmenistan is hardly worth the while unless the president is competing. And winning, naturally.

The government’s Golden Age website reported that Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov turned up early in the morning on August 22 to take part in the Alfa Romeo 2015 Cup. A little counterintuitively, the auto-rally track started from the bottom of the Path of Health, a steep, concrete stairway set into the mountains south of Ashgabat that Berdymukhamedov’s predecessor instituted to get Turkmens walking their way to a long life. Golden Age’s blow-by-blow account of the race brimmed with excitement. Berdymukhamedov took his place in car No. 7, alongside with six other identical green Alfa Romeos. “The… >> подробнее

Turkmenistan: TAPI Announcement Yet Another Disappointment

Casey Michel

In choosing a domestic firm to lead the pipeline project, Ashgabat raises questions about future momentum.

After years of empty chatter, disappointing setback, and potential alternatives, it appears there may be some on-the-ground movement for the frustrating Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline. Earlier this week, Ashgabat announced that come December, the much-derided pipeline would finally see its groundbreaking. The Berdymukhamedov administration remained so confident on the date that Baymurat Hojamuhamedov, Turkmenistan’s Deputy Prime Minister for Oil and Gas and Special Envoy of Turkmenistan’s president, invited Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the ceremony… >> подробнее

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28.08.2015, 20:23 Afghan, Turkmen Leaders Discuss Cooperation In Kabul
26.08.2015, 10:11 Detained RFE/RL Turkmen Journalist Denied Access To Family, Lawyer
24.08.2015, 10:10 Turkmen Energy Minister Sacked
21.08.2015, 19:27 Tajik, Turkmen Presidents Discuss Security
13.08.2015, 00:10 OSCE Representative calls for release of detained journalist in Turkmenistan
06.08.2015, 21:12 Turkmen President Talks Up Railroad Line To China
25.07.2015, 12:55 Russia's Gazprom Seeks Arbitration In Price Dispute With Turkmengaz
25.07.2015, 12:53 WHO Says Turkmenistan Has World's Lowest Tobacco-Smoking Rate
09.07.2015, 23:47 Russia's Gazprom 'Failed To Pay' For Turkmen Gas
05.07.2015, 21:27 OSCE roundtable in Turkmenistan discusses rights and duties of editorial offices and journalists
26.06.2015, 17:14 Human rights groups call on Central Asian governments to end torture
18.06.2015, 14:03 OSCE workshop on fighting terrorism and organized crime was held in Ashgabat
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