Turkmenistan

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.

 
13 February 2017
Turkmen Leader Wins New Term in Expected Landslide Premium

Despite political stability, the isolated, gas-rich country is feeling the impact of low energy prices.

 
3 January 2017
Iran Loses Access to Turkmen Gas Premium

Shutoff could prove more costly for Ashgabat than Tehran.

 
6 December 2016
Turkmen Journalist Arrested for Tobacco Possession Premium

Critics believe arrests and threats against reporters are part of a larger, ongoing campaign to silence voices of dissent. 

 
18 November 2016
Turkmen Leader Orders More Food on the Table Premium

Reports from the isolated country increasingly speak of shortages and queues; regime may seek renewed ties with Moscow.

 
18 October 2016
HRW: Death of Turkmen Dissident Journalist’s Brother ‘Suspicious’ Premium

Chary Annamuradov’s last living brother was kidnapped and beaten to death last month; three others had already died suspicious deaths.

 
8 August 2016
In Search of a Turkmen Nation Premium

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 Premium

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

 

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