Category Archives: Turkmenistan

Fighting in Turkmenistan

Back in May 2006, The Economist ran an article on Turkmenistan which said: There is, though, much speculation about the 66-year-old Turkmenbashi’s health. He has had heart surgery, and has a team of eight top-notch German doctors constantly on call. … Continue reading

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The Welcome Death of Turkmenbashi

As I read about the death of Saparmurat Niyazov, president of Turkmenistan, I was reminded of this article in The Economist, written back in May, which warned of the danger of Niyazov’s sudden death: There is, though, much speculation about … Continue reading

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