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Turkmenistan: A weak constitution


Could the frantic reorganization mean the sense of crisis is finally getting to the president?

Is it possible that thoughts are turning to legacy?

These are turbulent times for Turkmenistans ruling elite.

In a scene reminiscent of his eccentric late predecessors theatrics, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov last week fired his long-serving Interior Minister Isgender Mulikov.

The scene was shown in an extended edition of the Watan Habarlary evening news bulletin on October 1. Mulikov stood penitent, eyes fixed to the ground, not even taking notes, like all his colleagues, as Berdymukhamedov lambasted him. Upon concluding his tirade, the president jabbed a forefinger toward the door, signaling Mulikovs cue to >>

Turkmenistans mainline to China

Sam Bhutia

China now buys almost 80 percent of Turkmenistans exports, cementing its grip on Ashgabat

Turkmenistan is on track to break an export record to China.

You wouldnt know that if you were running an average household in Turkmenistan, however: The countrys increase in gas exports has coincided with domestic economic crisis, strict import and currency controls that are failing to prop up the manat, and widespread reports of food shortages.

What happened? Turkmenistan has the worlds fourth-largest gas reserves. And on paper, the numbers look encouraging.

According to IMF data, Turkmenistans goods exports totaled USD 5 billion in the first half of 2019; that is about 6 percent higher than exports in the same period last year. >>

ISGS head accused of Rs 40b corruption in TAPI project

Daily Times

The head of ISGS the sub-department of Ministry of Petroleum has allegedly committed financial corruption, misappropriation of Rs 40 billion in the name of feasibility report of (TAPI)

The head of ISGS the sub-department of Ministry of Petroleum has allegedly committed financial corruption, misappropriation of Rs 40 billion in the name of feasibility report of (TAPI) Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India Pipeline project. The inner sources have revealed that currently number of high officers of petroleum ministry were fully active to protect corrupt ISGS Managing Director Mobin Saulat.

The person Mobin Saulat those who allegedly committed Rs 460bn financial corruption during PPP tenure and Rs 20 billion with the connivance of former Prime Minister Shahid >>

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