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Turkmenistan: Saparmurad Niyazov: Central Asian Strongman

11 August 1995 FOR THE PAST DECADE, Turkmenistan’s destiny has been shaped by one man – Saparmurad Niyazov – with the result that the country’s evolution remains carefully controlled, if not wholly stymied. Niyazov became first secretary of the Communist Party of the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic in 1985. He took over from Mukhamednazar Gapurov, […]