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Turkmenistan's Authoritarian Leader Expands Grip On Power.

Turkmenistan's Authoritarian Leader Expands Grip On Power.

Turkmenistan's authoritarian president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, who is also the head of the government in the tightly controlled state, has added another title to his name: the speaker of the newly established upper chamber of parliament.

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Turkmen Currency Slides Sharply To New Lows

Turkmen Currency Slides Sharply To New Lows

Turkmenistan’s already battered currency slid sharply, as black market rates reached 40 manats to the U.S. dollar, down nearly 50 percent since January. 

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Turkmenistan Ramps Up Controls Over Outside Information.

Turkmenistan Ramps Up Controls Over Outside Information.

Police in authoritarian Turkmenistan are reportedly further tightening controls over information as the secretive country downplays the coronavirus pandemic and clamps down on brewing discontent over years of economic turmoil.

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Turkmen Journalist Posts Rare Public Rebuke Of President On YouTube.

Turkmen Journalist Posts Rare Public Rebuke Of President On YouTube.

A 71-year-old Turkmen journalist Soltan Achilova has issued a rare rebuke of the Central Asian nation's authoritarian President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, criticizing him and his government in a video posted on YouTube for failing to provide pro...

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