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Despite Ashgabats fervent diplomacy, one ingredient is missing from its dream project across Afghanistan. Our weekly briefing.

It was not enough that the president earlier this month subjected minions and diplomats to his latest contribution to world culture a poem titled Long live peaceful life!

Artists and officials responsible for Turkmenistans creative industry were last week compelled to gather and sing praise to this works allegedly glorious merits. As TDH state news agency has it in a report on the December 15 conference, leading figures in the arts and culture scene unanimously expressed gratitude for Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedovs policies of peace-loving, humanness, and mutually >>

This is Fine


A cratering economy, the worlds slowest internet, and the army takes charge of food production. This and more in our weekly Turkmenistan briefing.

One needs only replace the insouciant cartoon dog surrounded by rising flames with President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov and the countrys economy.

There was something of a mild reckoning with reality at a Cabinet meeting on December 3, however, when Berdymukhamedov approved an anti-crisis program. Not that this means that Ashgabat acknowledges that there is a crisis. The Cabinet meeting heard the familiar refrains about how the dynamic pace of gross domestic product growth has been ensured a claim supported with the customary flurry of unverifiable production, trade and retail >>

Strong International Actions Are Essential to Stop Enforced Disappearances in Turkmenistan


Twenty Years after the Start of Mass Repression, OSCE Participating States Should Launch the Moscow Mechanism with Respect to Turkmenistan to Address Continued Gross Human Rights Violations Civil society appeal to participants of the OSCE Ministerial Council Meeting in Stockholm* 1 December 2021

The year 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of mass repression in Turkmenistan. Even before that, the regime of President Niyazov had suppressed any dissent and cracked down on real or perceived opponents, but it was in 2002 that repression became mass and systematic. It targeted not only individual critics of the regime but also their surroundings relatives, colleagues, acquaintances, assuming a character of collective punishment. The practices of mass repression of this period were reminiscent of the worst examples of public purges during the Stalin era.

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