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Video Captures Turkmen President Bullying Officials

Video Captures Turkmen President Bullying Officials
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When Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov took over as Turkmenistan's leader in late 2006, he seemed timid and uneasy with his new role. But a recent video obtained by RFE/RL's Turkmen Service shows a very confident Berdymukhammedov barking orders at officials and deriding Turkish businesses, which are among the few companies active in the isolated nation. The once-humble dentist appears to be following firmly in the footsteps of his predecessor, Saparmurat Niyazov. Video provided to RFE/RL's Turkmen Service by the Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights in Vienna