Turkmenistan

12 October 2017
Prosperous Turkmen Should Pay for Energy, President Declares

Rosy economic forecast flies in the face of reports about public belt-tightening.

 
6 October 2017
Ashgabat Commemorates Killer ’48 Quake

Mind-boggling scale of destruction became public knowledge only after USSR collapsed.

 
30 August 2017
Caspian Sea Shrinking at Alarming Rate, Scientists Say Premium

Rising temperatures linked to climate change are most likely responsible for steadily falling water levels in the Caspian Sea, a new study contends.

 
21 August 2017
Ashgabat Bans Booze Ahead of Asian Games Premium

Turkmenistan also reportedly restricting access for foreigners during its biggest-ever international event.

 
1 August 2017
Turkmen Sweat for the Motherland Premium

One of the world’s most isolated countries may also be one of the healthiest.

 
26 July 2017
The Curious Case of Saparmurat Niyazov
The golden statue of late President Saparmurat Niyazov has disappeared from the center of Ashgabat. From EurasiaNet.org.
 
8 June 2017
Turkmen Ruler Orders End to Energy Subsidies Premium

Citizens will no longer receive the free electricity, gas, and water they have taken for granted for a quarter-century.

 
5 May 2017
Turkmenistan Welcomes Golfing Legend Nicklaus Premium

The eighteen-time major winner is working with eccentric leader Berdymukhamedov on designs for several golf courses.

 
30 March 2017
Turkmenistan Desperate to Solve Economic Quandary Premium

President tries out ideas like begging for Qatari aid and dispensing with cash.

 
7 March 2017
China Signals Shrinking Demand for Central Asian Gas Premium

Slowdown on Uzbek stretch of new pipeline is a painful setback for Turkmenistan.

 

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