April 12, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Turkmen authorities have rejected a request by relatives of opposition leader Avdy Kuliev to bury him in Turkmenistan, RFE/RL's Turkmen Service reported.
Kuliev died in Norway earlier this week
at the age of 71 after undergoing stomach surgery.
His wife, Tatyana Kulieva, told RFE/RL his burial will take place in Oslo next week.
Kuliev was Turkmenistan's first foreign minister and later become a prominent opposition leader and head of the United Turkmen opposition.
(with material from erkin.net)
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