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Latest Turkmenistan News

Berdymukhammedov Shuffles Turkmen Security Officials

Turkmenistan's president has reshuffled his top security officials amid a flare up in fighting on the Central Asian country's border with Afghanistan. More

Saparmamed Nepeskuliev

Fears For RFE/RL Turkmen Reporter

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has raised concerns over the fate of a correspondent of RFE/RL's Turkmen Service. More

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

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Latest Blog Posts

Fated To Go To A Turkmen Prison

There are things that happen in life that you know in advance are going to happen, and when they do, knowing in advance does not lessen the shock, the outrage, or the disappointment. More

Goodbye Dollar, Hello Altyn? In Ex-Soviet Union, Possible Future Currency Has Rich Past

For months, there have been calls in Russia for the creation of a single currency for the Eurasian Economic Union, which comprises Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. The proposed name: the "altyn." More
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Features & Commentary

Video U.S. Envoy Tells Russia's Neighbors: Having Putin As Your Only Friend Not A Good Idea

U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Daniel Baer says former Soviet republics should enhance their relations with the European Union and the United States and avoid dependence on Russia.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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