Turkmenistan

8 August 2016
In Search of a Turkmen Nation

How the bizarre eccentricities of the country’s leaders and a wealth of new customs are contributing to the creation of ‘invented traditions.’

By Abel Polese
 
4 August 2016
More Money Woes for Stricken Turkmenistan

Forex restrictions hit importers, sparking a rush on shops. Can TAPI save the day?

 
11 April 2016
Turkmen Leader Sacks Economy Chiefs Premium

GDP growth has slowed under the impact of falling energy prices and economic downturn in Russia and China.

 
4 April 2016
Turkmenistan Shows Off New Chinese Missile System Premium

Development could be a sign of shifting balance of power in Central Asia.

 
13 January 2016
Currency Jitters Hit Central Asian Savers Premium

Turkmenistan bans foreign currency sales in latest indication of region’s vulnerability to low energy prices. 

 
5 January 2016
Russia Stops Buying Turkmen Gas Premium

Energy-rich but lacking infrastructure, Turkmenistan looks to huge new markets in the EU and South Asia.

 
9 December 2015
Famed Turkmen Horseman Describes Prison Horror Premium

Geldy Kyarizov was barred from leaving country for years in spite of his worldwide fame – or due to it.

 
29 October 2015
War on Terror to Dominate Kerry’s Central Asia Tour Premium

U.S. diplomatic chief’s first trip to region will feature visits to some of the least free countries on the planet.

 
26 October 2015
Japan in Late Push for Central Asian Energy Riches Premium

Abe, Berdymukhamedov sign deals to develop Turkmenistan’s huge natural gas resources.

 
10 September 2015
Photojournalist from RFE's Turkmen Service Jailed, Mother Says Premium
No public announcement by Turkmenistan officials of Saparmamed Nepeskuliev’s sentencing.
 

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