Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan's Record-setting Repression

Reason's December special issue marks the 30th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union. This story is part of our exploration of the global legacy of that evil empire, and our effort to be certain that the dire consequences of communism are...
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A Memoir Of Escaping Turkmenistan In Search Of Education

Pursuing a university degree abroad is tough for Turkmen girlsOriginally published on Global VoicesIllustration by Kenjaeva Mufiza. Not everyone can appreciate the virtue of unbiased, unprejudiced, and progressive education. Having the freedom to...

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No Covid-19d-19 Here Or In North Korea: Turkmenistan

Yes, Turkmenistan is among the few nations on the planet claiming to have not had a single case of Covid-19, along with the DPRK, aka "North Korea."  The October 16 Economist reports, after noting the arrest of Nurgeldi Halykov, who reported...
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Delhi Declaration Showcases India's Ability To Shape Regional Discourse On Afghanistan: Professor

On Wednesday, the national security advisers (NSA) of eight regional countries - India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan - met in New Delhi at the Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan.
Related topics: India, New Delhi, Afghanistan, NSA, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

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Turkmenistan Plans To Achieve Zero Growth In Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2030

ASHGABAT (Sputnik) – Turkmenistan intends to reach zero growth in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday, citing Serdar Berdimuhamedov, the deputy chairman of the goverment.

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The Pandora Papers Unveil Offshore Companies Linked To The Family Of Turkmenistan's President

Secret documents show how the Rejepovs profited from government contractsOriginally published on Global VoicesA ship moored to the loading terminal of the urea plant in Garabogaz, Balkan Province, Turkmenistan. Photo credit: Allan Mustard (Wikimedia...
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British Government Dumps Climate Propaganda Into Turkmenistan Schools

A gift for radicals? The British Government believes dumping 7000 books likely full of climate propaganda into the schools of a country which borders Taliban controlled Afghanistan will help make the world a better place.
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Turkmenistan: Internet Users Forced To Swear On Quran That They Won’t Use Vpns

Turkmenistan is ostensibly a secular state, but clearly it has a strong Islamic character. A former Soviet Republic, Turkmenistan has retained much of its previous totalitarianism, now with an Islamic cast. This was a natural fit, as the two...
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Turkmenistan To Send Humanitarian Aid To Turkey Hit By Wildfires, Reports Suggest

ASHGABAT (Sputnik) - Turkmenistan will send humanitarian aid – medicines and medical tools – to Turkey that is hit by wildfires, media reported on Saturday.
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Can Turkmenistan Become A Serious Gas Player In Europe?

Can Turkmenistan Become A Serious Gas Player In Europe? Authored by Vanand Meliksatian via OilPrice.com, The Caspian Sea is one of the world’s largest and oldest oil and gas producing regions. During the Cold War, the...

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Pakistan Reportedly Deploys Troops Along Afghan Border As Tensions Increase

Earlier this week, the Taliban claimed that it now controls nearly 90 percent of Afghanistan's border areas, including with Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Iran. Afghan forces are currently involved in an intense fight with the Islamist...
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'baseless Propaganda': Afghanistan's Gov't Rejects Claim Taliban Controls 90% Of Country's Borders

Over the past few weeks, the Taliban* has reportedly managed to seize key Afghan border crossings with Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Pakistan amid the ongoing exit from Afghanistan by US-led forces.
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New C5+1 Commitment Highlights The Importance Of Central Asia To The United States

The five-year old C5+1—forum that connects the five Central Asian nations, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, and the United States—has become a platform of growing importance for dialogues and...
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This Turkmenistan City Is The Most Expensive In The World

Once a year Mercer puts out its “Cost of Living City Ranking.” This year marks the 27th time it has issued the report. The study looks at 209 cities against over 200...

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South Korea Trounce Turkmenistan But Lebanon Keep Pace

Doha (AFP) – Hwang Ui-jo scored a brace as South Korea thumped Turkmenistan 5-0 on Saturday to regain first place in Group H in the second phase of Asian World Cup qualifying. It was South Korea’s third win in four matches, the only blip...
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Us Military Expects Chinese Rocket Debris To Hit Turkmenistan

US Military Expects Chinese Rocket Debris To Hit Turkmenistan CNN is reporting Saturday that the debris from China's Long March 5B Rocket is expected based on current predictions to land somewhere in Turkmenistan, according to the US...
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Turkmen Leader Proposes Names For Infants Born On Ashgabat's 140th Anniversary

ASHGABAT (Sputnik) – Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has proposed a list of names for children who will be born on 25 May the 140th anniversary of the national capital of Ashgabat, the state-run newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan reported...
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Biden’s Handlers Kill Pipelines At Home But Promote Them For The Taliban

It is indeed Obama’s third term, as we have returned to his practice of rewarding America’s enemies and alienating America’s friends. This is interesting: “The government has apparently brokered a meeting between the...
Related topics: Joe Biden, Taliban, Barack Obama

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Global Voices Seeks An Editor To Lead Our Greater Central Asia Coverage

Image of Osh bazar in Bishkek. Photo by Filip Noubel, used with permission. Are you a writer and editor with a deep understanding of and curiosity about all facets of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and...
Related topics: World Photos, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

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How Turkmenistan's Media Works (or Doesn't)

The sector exists simply to idolise the president and serve the ruling class. According to the latest World Press Freedom Index, only North Korea managed to defeat Turkmenistan in the race for last place. This is no surprise to anyone familiar with...
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