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Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. (Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
3 Dec 20
The sector exists simply to idolise the president and serve the ruling class.
Opening of a new hospital in Turkmenabat city in July 2018. (Photo: turkmenistan.gov.tm)
17 Apr 20
The regime insists the country is virus-free, but experts warn of an impending crisis.
Muhammad Tahir, an expert on Turkmenistan. (Photo courtesy of M. Tahir)
23 May 17
Central Asia’s most isolated state remains set against reforms.
The presidential palace in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. (Photo: Helen Stevenson)
4 Jul 16
Grand architecture aims to reinforce national identity, but the human reality is different.
Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan. (Photo: Cercamon/Flickr)
19 Feb 16
Many border areas are either lawless or controlled by militants, raising the prospect of destabilisation.
Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov (left) next to Chinese leader Xi Jinping on a May 2014 visit to Beijing. (Photo: Jason Lee-Pool/copyright Getty Images)
14 Nov 14
Constitutional amendments unlikely to translate into real change.
28 Feb 14
Recent death in detention highlights routine use of torture against suspects.
19 Sep 13
Interview with Oinikhol Bobonazarova, a veteran NGO figure picked to stand against the current president.
Defending Tajikistan’s border with Afghanistan presents huge challenges, not least because of the steep terrain. This river marks the frontier. (Photo: Citt/Flickr)
20 Aug 13
Militant groups could use greater freedom of movement within Afghanistan to target countries to the north, experts say.