TRK Issue 18 | Institute for War and Peace Reporting


TRK Issue 18

18 Jan 07
A presidential decision forcing provincial governments to pay for a meeting of the Halk Maslahati – a national congress that has more formal powers than the Turkmen parliament – is yet another drain on their limited resources.
11 Dec 06
President Saparmurat Niazov sacks his ministers and other senior officials so regularly that news of another dismissal is hardly news at all.
27 Nov 06
The Turkmen president’s blanket ban on drafting in public-sector workers to help with the cotton harvest will have far-reaching effects on attempts to fulfil a production target that already looks beyond reach.