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15 Years of Secrecy and Despair


Urgent International Actions are Needed to End Disappearances in Turkmen Prisons

Appeal of the Turkmen public to participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in connection with the 15th anniversary of the OSCE Moscow Mechanism report on Turkmenistan. February 24, 2018

Fifteen years ago, ten participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe invoked the OSCE Moscow Mechanism regarding Turkmenistan. It was the international community’s landmark response to the large-scale repression launched by the country’s authorities against hundreds of people suspected of involvement in what the Turkmen government described as an “assassination attempt on President Niyazov.”

Under brutal torture, people were forced to confess to many crimes they did not commit. As a result, in early 2003, more than 60 suspects were found guilty… >> подробнее

Afghan TAPI Construction Kicks Off,
But Pipeline Questions Still Unresolved

Bruce Pannier

There was a big launch ceremony for construction of the 214-kilometer portion on Turkmen territory. But strangely, state media, which is obsessed with showing pictures and footage of the country's major projects, has not shown much proof of TAPI's construction.

Executives and regional leaders gathered for a ground-breaking ceremony for Afghanistan's section of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline on February 23 in the western Afghan city of Herat.

Herat, and uncertainty as the ceremony there approached, provide another reminder of the doubts and questions that have surrounded the TAPI pipeline for years now.

On February 20, Jailani Farhad, the spokesman for the Herat mayor, was quoted as saying the project would be inaugurated on February 25. China's Xinhua news agency seemed hesitant to provide… >> подробнее

TAPI Enters Afghan Phase with Little Cash and Many Problems


Completion of the pipeline is currently slated for 2020, although other than Turkmenistan, none of the countries involved have yet done any construction. Some hardened skeptics question whether the Turkmen section is even real.

The natural gas pipeline that many said could never happen is taking an important step forward this month: constructing its Afghan section.

It is the natural gas pipeline project that many have long said could never happen. But the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline, or TAPI for short, is taking another important step forward this month with construction of its most precarious section.

If it is ever completed, the bulk of the Afghan component of TAPI will run abreast of the 557-kilometer (346-mile) Kandahar-Herat highway before turning off right along the road… >> подробнее

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09.12.2017, 12:31 Turkmenistan Detains Animal-Rights Activist
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06.12.2017, 12:26 Lavrov Says 'Key Issues' Regarding Caspian Legal Status Solved
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06.11.2017, 19:25 HRW Says Exiled Rights Activist's Mother Targeted In Turkmenistan
02.10.2017, 20:47 Russia, Turkmenistan Pledge Cooperation As Putin Visits Ashgabat
02.10.2017, 20:44 Turkmen President’s Son Named 'Honorary Coach'
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