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Turkmenistan: Republic in Central Asia
Turkmenistan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest and the Caspian Sea to the west. Ashgabat is the capital and largest city of the country. The population of the country is 5.6 million, the lowest of the Central Asian republics. Turkmenistan is one of the most sparsely populated nations in Asia.


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Turkmenistan, one of the few nations in the world that has reported no cases of the new coronavirus, insisted on Wednesday its official data was true and it was not hiding anything.
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Authorities in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan have announced fresh restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus as the number of cases in Central Asia snowballed.
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Turkmen constitutional reform hints at succession plan

The Turkmenistan government published a series of draft constitutional amendments on Monday that would reserve seats for former presidents in the newly-established upper chamber of parliament.
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Turkmen president promotes son to role of industry minister

Turkmen President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov named his son Serdar as minister of industry and construction on Saturday, the gas-rich Central Asian nation's state news agency reported.
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Turkmenistan President Berdymukhamedov reappears after death rumours

Footage from a regional forum ends speculation that President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov is dead.
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After Weeks Of Death Rumors, Turkmen President Opens Conference

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ASHGABAT -- Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has given the opening speech at the Caspian Economic Forum in Turkmenistan -- his first public...
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A hermit nation ruled by an egomaniac: Is Turkmenistan on the brink of collapse?

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Turkmenistan's leader appears at Hell's Gate to dispel rumors of own death

After a weeks-long disappearance that sparked rumors of his death, the president of Turkmenistan, Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, appeared on state television on Sunday driving a rally car to a flaming gas..
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Behind The Façade, Despair In Turkmenistan

Outsiders Rarely Glimpse Former Soviet Republic's Culture Of Fear And Corruption
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How the rumour mill 'killed off' Turkmenistan's president

Fake news spread like wildfire this weekend in Turkmenistan - one of the most secretive states in the world.
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Soccer-North and South Korea to face off in World Cup qualifying

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Turkmen leader promotes son to provincial governor

Turkmen President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has named his son Serdar a provincial governor, state television said, bolstering an already stellar career that has prompted speculation Serdar is being..
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