Goran Lennmarker made the comments after his meetings with Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov and parliamentary leaders, according to AFP.
A small OSCE team is in Turkmenistan for the February 11 presidential election, but will not be acting as official observers.
A billboard in Ashgabat depicting the candidates (OSCE)
A NEW DIRECTION. Turkmenistan holds its first presidential election with more than one name on the ballot following the death of President Saparmurat Niyazov.