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Turkmenistan’s Ambassador to Turkey Defects to Opposition

8 February 2002 ASHGABAT, 5 February (EurasiaNet)–Political intrigue is on the upswing in Turkmenistan. On 4 February, President Saparmurat Niyazov dismissed Nurmuhammet Hanamov as Turkmenistan’s ambassador to Turkey and Israel. Niyazov’s action came a day after a Moscow-based website with ties to the Turkmen opposition announced that Hanamov had resigned and joined the opposition.Hanamov’s departure […]