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Another wave of corruption and bribery-related scandals is sweeping through Turkmenistan. The details were aired publicly during extended highlights of the July 7 Cabinet meeting led, as ever, by President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. The meeting was...
Turkmenistan has in an attempt to slash its expenditures scrapped the state company responsible for building oil and gas-related infrastructure. State newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan reported on July 8 that President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov stated...
The president of Turkmenistan has in a long-awaited move ordered an end to all state welfare benefits except to the most needy. Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov said at a meeting with finance sector official on June 6  that the “system of benefits...
With the economic crisis in Turkmenistan getting only deeper, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has created an anticorruption agency to combat what he thinks might be the main culprit. Berdymukhamedov announced the formation of the agency during...
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...