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Turkmenistan’s President Lambasted by Former Minister

by Alec Appelbaum ASHGABAT, 2 November (EurasiaNet)–Turkmenistan’s former foreign minister issued a blistering statement condemning the authoritarian rule of president-for-life Saparmurat Niyazov. Sources tell EurasiaNet that the statement, coming from longtime Niyazov deputy Boris Shikhmuradov, could be a sign of potential upheaval in Turkmenistan. Shikhmuradov’s statement 1 November, addressed “to the press,” constituted a blistering […]