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Foreign-based news website Chronicles of Turkmenistan has claimed in a report that a deputy prime minister who died suddenly in early May may have actually committed suicide. Official media in Turkmenistan reported on 51-year old Batyr Ereshov’s...
The love affair between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan shows every sign of intensifying, and in ways that could stand to benefit the region. In perhaps the most arresting news, the state energy companies of the two countries over the weekend reached a...
Occupying high office in Turkmenistan is never a comfortable affair, but this has been an especially bad week. On May 3, the 51-year old deputy prime minister for industry Batyr Ereshov suddenly dropped dead from unknown causes. The following...
Life is getting dearer in Turkmenistan. President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov last week instructed a deputy prime minister in charge of the domestic energy industry to begin the process of installing gas meters in people’s homes. Speaking at a...
The president of Turkmenistan embarked on a two-day trip to Qatar this week in the hope of drumming up vital investment, although he does not seem to have come back any with any visible results. Aside from meeting with Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin...
The president of Uzbekistan’s maiden foreign trip, to Turkmenistan, may prove a valuable exercise in building bridges — well, inaugurating them at least. For his first visit since becoming leader of his country, Shavkat Mirziyoyev decided on March 6...
Turkmenistan is aiming for the stars. Speaking at his presidential inauguration after winning a galactic 97.7 percent of the vote in an election over the weekend, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov announced that Turkmenistan will embark on further...
As had been widely anticipated, Turkmenistan’s president has not only won the presidential election, but has done so with a stratospheric majority, despite his nation’s sinking economy. In light of the intensely authoritarian nature of the country,...
The head of Turkmenistan’s state gas company Turkmengaz has been fired as the government remains mired in an debt dispute with Iran over historic gas deliveries. At a government meeting on January 13, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov announced...
With characteristic pomp, Turkmenistan unveiled an idiosyncratic new airport terminal in the capital shaped like a falcon thrusting through desert air, to acclaim last year. And now, if a report in RFE/RL’s Turkmen service Radio Azatlyk is to...