Thursday, September 03, 2015


Latest Turkmenistan News

Afghan, Turkmen Leaders Discuss Cooperation In Kabul

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has discussed trade, economic, energy, and transport cooperation with his visiting Turkmen counterpart, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov. More

Saparmamed Nepeskuliev

RFE/RL Journalist Denied Jail Visits

The mother of a detained RFE/RL correspondent in Turkmenistan says she has not been able to see her son since his arrest in July. More

Turkmen Energy Minister Sacked

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has fired the country's energy minister for shortcomings in his work More

Tajik, Turkmen Presidents Meet

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and his Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov have discussed relations between their two former Soviet republics in Central Asia. More

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov (left) and Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev meet in Bishkek on August 5.

Turkmen President Talks Up Railroad Line To China

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has pledged to move forward in constructing a railroad line from Turkmenistan to China. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Audio Central Asia's Economic Crisis Arrives

When the price of oil started falling and Russia's economy began to weaken in 2014, it was clear the five Central Asian states would face economic difficulties. But Kazakhstan's recent devaluation, coupled with China's sudden downturn, herald the start of the bad economic times the region has been dreading. More

That Familiar Repression

You are causing problems and you’re going to get into trouble. You are risking your future and the future of your family.” More
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Features & Commentary

New Walls Rise After Iron Curtain’s Fall

The idea of erecting barriers to keep undesirables at bay did not crumble with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain.
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Hard Times: Why Are Commodity-Exporting Countries In Trouble?

As commodity-exporting countries worldwide face problems, Kazakhstan is the latest to feel the economic pain.
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IMU Declares It Is Now Part Of The Islamic State

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) is not only allied to the Islamic State (IS) group, it now considers itself part of it.
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Turkmen President Honors Himself With Giant Gold Horse Statue

Authorities in Turkmenistan have unveiled a giant golden statue of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov on horseback in the capital, a towering sign of a growing personality cult celebrating the authoritarian leader.
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For Victory Day, Post-Soviets Show Their Colors -- Just Not Orange And Black

Red, purple, pink, blue-and-gold. Many people in post-Soviet countries are choosing any color, it seems, for their Victory Day symbols -- just not the orange-and-black of Russia's St. George ribbon.
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New Chinese Bank Becomes Major Headache For U.S.

China's decision to establish a new China-led development bank for Asia is causing major headaches in Washington. As countries -- including, now, Russia -- rush in to join the bank before a March 31 deadline, the United States looks increasingly isolated.
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U.S. Reassesses Central Asia Strategy

The State Department says it has completed a review of U.S. policy toward Central Asia at a time of economic and political uncertainty in the region.
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