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End of the road for the roaring growth myth?

Peter Leonard

The scale of the current crisis may be making IFIs rethink their long-standing policy of uncritically relaying Turkmen government data.

Turkmenistan’s president beamed as he strode into the high-ceilinged halls of Ashgabat’s Rukhiyet Palace to a clatter of rhythmic applause from the attending officials.

It was February 12 and Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov was set to deliver news of his nation’s latest triumph: economic victory over the COVID-19 storm.

“We have preserved our high pace of growth in the national economy,” he said, speaking from behind a sprawling white desk set against a giant wall-mounted carpet. “Last year, gross domestic product growth was 5.9 percent.”

That was only… >> подробнее

Moscow and Beijing Seek to Counter Growing Turkish Influence in Central Asia

Paul Goble

On Thursday, April 1, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his counterpart from Turkmenistan, Rashid Meredov (photo).

Geopolitical competition over Central Asia is intensifying, with the two most prominent longstanding rivals, Russia and China, now confronted by the rising power of a third, Turkey. Thus, Moscow and Beijing have worked to limit Ankara’s influence in this landlocked region; but each has sought to do so without undermining its respective position across the region or derailing hopes for using Turkey for its own purposes, such as cultivating an anti-Western alliance. That combination means, first of all, that this competition is far from a zero-sum game for any of the participants, and so the… >> подробнее

O debt, where is thy sting?


Turkmenistan is on the hook for USD 1.35 billion in 2021 alone. The bill for 2022 is USD 1.1 billion, as is the one for 2023.

The president makes an unprecedented admission: Turkmenistan is deep in the red.

Watchers of Central Asian affairs are used to hearing about the teetering piles of debt weighing down Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

Despite sitting on colossal energy reserves, Turkmenistan is no stranger to such worries.

President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov went public with his concerns in a March 11 cabinet meeting, although he was characteristically stingy with data.

He did give some sense of how much Turkmenistan borrows, however.

More than USD 8.8 billion in debt… >> подробнее

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28.07.2018, 17:15 Russia's MTS files lawsuit against Turkmenistan
24.06.2018, 16:08 The EU and Turkmenistan held the tenth round of their annual Human Rights Dialogue in Brussels
30.04.2018, 09:52 Iran ready to swap Turkmenistan gas destined for Pakistan
06.01.2018, 01:12 U.S. Hits Pakistan, Iran, Three Central Asian Nations For Religious Freedom Violations
01.01.2018, 17:03 Turkmenistan doubles price of electricity to Afghanistan
13.12.2017, 12:35 Jailed Turkmen Animal Rights Activist Visited By Daughter After Days Held Incommunicado
09.12.2017, 12:31 Turkmenistan Detains Animal-Rights Activist
07.12.2017, 12:23 Turkmenistan, Iran To Seek Mediation Of USD 1.8 Billion Gas Dispute
06.12.2017, 12:26 Lavrov Says 'Key Issues' Regarding Caspian Legal Status Solved
08.11.2017, 21:53 Struggling Turkmenistan Lowers Limit For ATM Withdrawals Abroad
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
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