Turkmenistan

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.
 
14 August 2015
Baku Court Sentences Rights Advocates, Russian POW Asks Putin for Help Premium

Plus, OSCE official presses Turkmenistan to free journalist, and report says Hungarian officials warn Jewish community over migration threats.

By Timothy Spence
 
13 August 2015
Russian Supermodel in Row Over Disabled Sister’s Ouster, Turkmenistan Bars Horse Expert From Leaving Premium
Plus, Belarus censors distance-learning packet sent to political prisoner, and witness protection among new Kosovo court’s biggest challenges
By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, and Evgeny Deulin
 

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