Turkmenistan

 
Life as an Eritrean journalist
Life as an Eritrean journalist
Last month, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) declared that Eritrea is the world’s most censored country, worse even than North Korea or...
The '-stan' guide J Lo should have read before she sang in Turkmenistan
The '-stan' guide J Lo should have read before she sang in Turkmenistan
It isn't just David Cameron who has been criticised this week for cosying up to a repressive dictator in a former Soviet state – Jennifer...
Masquerading democracy in an 'unchanging hell'
Masquerading democracy in an 'unchanging hell'
Turkmenistan's government on Monday said Sunday's parliamentary election was a milestone in the Central Asian nation's democratic reform, although...
'Turkmenbashi', the Central Asian idol, dies
'Turkmenbashi', the Central Asian idol, dies
Turkmenistan's leader Saparmurat Niyazov, who died on Thursday, ruled his Central Asian state for more than 20 years with a relentless personality...
Penguins in desert for Turkmenistan's leader
Penguins in desert for Turkmenistan's leader
Turkmenistan's President-for-life, Saparmurat Niyazov, has ordered a zoo be built for 300 species of birds and animals, including penguins, in the...
Internet returns as Turkmenistan reforms
Internet returns as Turkmenistan reforms
Turkmenistan opened its first two internet cafés on Friday as new President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov moved to fulfil promises of limited reform...
Eccentric Turkmen strongman laid to rest
Eccentric Turkmen strongman laid to rest
Turkmen ruler Saparmurat Niyazov, whose elaborate cult of personality pervaded every aspect of life in the gas-rich Central Asian country, was laid...
'Colourful transition' after Niyazov's death
'Colourful transition' after Niyazov's death
Turkmenistan on Friday faced the prospect of an eventful political transition a day after its leader died following 21 years of totalitarianism and...

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