26 November 2002 ASHGABAT, 26 November (Eurasianet)–The 25 November assassination attempt on Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov follows an almost two-year period during which Turkmenistan’s leader has pursued isolationist public policies while conducting purges of government institutions. The perceived arbitrariness of Niyazov’s policies may have served to undermine his control over Turkmenistan rather than enhance it, […]

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