Turkmenistan

19 January 2018
An Electoral Theatre

It’s hardly a secret that Turkmenistan is one of the most unashamedly authoritarian countries in the world. Why do they even bother holding elections?

By Donnacha O Beachain and Abel Polese
 
5 December 2017
Turkmenistan, Iran Seek Outside Solution to Gas Dispute Premium

Gas-rich Central Asian country reportedly falling deeper into debt to China as its economic woes show no sign of easing.

 
23 November 2017
Coke Eyes Turkmenistan Exit Premium

Turkmenistan’s Coca-Cola bottler has ceased production, becoming another victim of the country’s worsening economy.

 
3 November 2017
Turkmen Gas Industry Reaches Out to Russia Premium

A series of disputes with its neighbors has left Turkmenistan reliant on China to purchase its gas.

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

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

 
6 October 2017
Ashgabat Commemorates Killer ’48 Quake Premium

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.
 

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