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Latest Turkmenistan News

Family Of Turkmen Conscript Say He Died In Hazing Incident

The family of a Turkmen conscript who died while in service are alleging that he was murdered in a hazing incident. More

Kremlin Tightens Requirements For CIS Citizens To Enter Russia

Russia's Foreign Ministry has announced it is tightening entry requirements for the citizens of former Soviet republics. More

​Turkmenistan, South Korea Sign $4 Billion Gas Processing Deal

Turkmenistan and South Korea have signed a $4 billion in agreement to build natural gas-processing plants in the Central Asian nation. More

New Central Asia-China Gas Route Begins

A ceremony was held in in northwest China to mark the launch of Line C of the Central Asia-China natural gas pipeline. More

Barroso In Baku For EU, Gas Talks

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso is in Baku on June 14 for talks with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev aimed at reinvigorating economic ties between the European Union and Azerbaijan. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Central Asia: Regionally Dysfunctional In Face Of Common Threats

Recent violence along the Turkmen-Afghan border reminds Central Asian governments that the clock is ticking to the end of this year, when the bulk of foreign forces withdraw from Afghanistan. That was the topic of a roundtable discussion hosted by RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, Azatlyk. More

The Islamic Movement Of Uzbekistan: An Evolving Threat

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) has been a threat looming over Central Asia for 15 years, since militants burst into southern Kyrgyzstan. Much has happened since then, and now the bulk of the militants are in Pakistan's tribal areas and, increasingly, in northern Afghanistan, just across the border from Central Asia. More
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Features & Commentary

Yelena Ryabinina, Advocate For Central Asian Refugees, Mourned By Friends And Colleagues

One of Russia's most prominent defenders of Central Asian refugees, Yelena Ryabinina, dies after a long battle with cancer.
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Video Turkmen Starting To Complain In Greater Numbers

Under Turkmenistan's notoriously repressive regime, those who publicly criticize the government have been known to end up in jail. But that hasn't stopped an increasing number of Turkmen from approaching RFE/RL Turkmen Service correspondents in recent months to voice their dissatisfaction with officials. Is it bravery, desperation, or a more tolerant atmosphere?
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Video Turkmen Starting To Complain In Greater Numbers

Under Turkmenistan's notoriously repressive regime, those who publicly criticize the government have been known to end up in jail. But that hasn't stopped an increasing number of Turkmen from approaching RFE/RL Turkmen Service correspondents in recent months to voice their dissatisfaction with officials. Is it bravery, desperation, or a more tolerant atmosphere?
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Video Real State Of Turkmen Medical Care A Far Cry From Official Images

Since coming to power in 2006, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has invested tens of millions of dollars to modernize his country's health-care sector, building gleaming new medical facilities filled with state of-the-art technology. For many ordinary Turkmen, however, the reality is far less shiny.
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Afghans Criticize Government’s Handling Of International Norouz Event

The Afghan government has angered many Afghans by ditching a plan to hold an international Norouz festival in a multimillion-dollar castle specifically built for the event.
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Interview: 'The Tenge Follows The Ruble'

The devaluation of Kazakhstan's tenge comes close on the heels of the devaluation of another major regional currency, the ruble. Is there a connection? RFE/RL correspondent Charles Recknagel speaks with Alex Nice, a Central Asia expert at the London-based Economist Intelligence Unit.
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