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Turkmen Newspaper Editor Reprimanded For Dozing Off

ASHGABAT -- The editor in chief of Turkmenistan's "Bereketli toprak" newspaper has been officially reprimanded for dozing off during an October 14 government session chaired by President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, RFE/RL's Turkmen Service reports.

The editor, who was only identified by the surname Kakageldiyev, received the reprimand at an extraordinary gathering of the country's top editors and media managers, which was held immediately after the government session.

State Publishing Agency head Gyzlgul Nurgeldiyeva read the reprimand, which was issued by Deputy Prime Minister Maysa Yazmukhamedova.

It charged Kakageldiyev with "violating regulations and the code of government gatherings."