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Kyrgyz University Honors Turkmen President

Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov (file photo) ( December 7, 2006 -- Turkmenistan's TDH official news agency reports that Kyrgyzstan's Agrarian University (KAU) today conferred the title of honorary professor on Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov.

The university's dean, Batyrali Sydykov, who met Niyazov in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, also said the university has included Niyazov's book of spiritual guidance, the "Ruhnama," in its curriculum.

TDH also noted that a foundation that aims to promote Niyazov's teachings operates in Kyrgyzstan.


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