With Niyazov virtually guaranteed a life term as leader of Turkmenistan, the country continued to stagnate in 2000 by Evan Tracz Only days before New Year’s Eve 2000, the Halk Maslahaty, or National Forum, called for Saparmurat Niyazov to be made president for life. After initially demurring, Niyazov finally gave in to “the will of […]

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