State-run media in Turkmenistan have declared that the Central Asian country has entered a new "era of supreme happiness of the stable state" in the wake of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov's landslide reelection victory.
Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has opted to keep his top energy officials in their current jobs at the start of his second presidential term.
Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has made the first appointments to his new cabinet in the wake of his landslide reelection win earlier this month.
We wrote last week about the emerging personality cult surrounding Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov.
Turkmenistan marks its national Flag Day holiday on February 19.
Russia has reportedly blocked a U.S. plan designed to help stem the flow of drugs from Afghanistan through Central Asia, a sign of continued wariness in Moscow about Washington's intentions in a region often thought of as "Russia's backyard."
Turkmenistan's State Information Service said that following President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov's inauguration for a second term in office on February 17, he received congratulations from "leaders of a number of countries."
Turkmenistan has held an inauguration ceremony to officially start President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov's second term in office.
Turkmenistan’s authoritarian leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, who was reelected on February 12 with 97 percent of the vote, has vowed to lay the foundations for a multiparty system and free media.
For a growing number of Turkmen youth, rap music has become a way to express their daily struggles and inspire political change in one of the world's most oppressive countries.
Turkmen Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov appears to be building a personality cult to match that of his eccentric predecessor.
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has won a new five-year term in office following a landslide election victory.