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    February 9, 2012

    Turkmenistan's one horse race

    Don’t expect any surprises at Turkmenistan’s presidential election this weekend. Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, who has ruled...

  2. January 18, 2010

    Turkmenistan to end personality cult

    Turkmenistan said on Monday that it would dismantle an iconic gold statue of former President Saparmurat Niyazov from its...

  1. May 15, 2009

    Turkmenistan grants mass prisoner pardon

    The president of Turkmenistan pardoned 1,671 prisoners on Friday, in a move that appeared designed to appease international...

  2. December 20, 2008

    Dead dictator still casts shadow on Turkmens

    Two years after he died, a gold statue that Saparmurat Niyazov, the former president of Turkmenistan, built to himself still...

  3. December 20, 2008

    Dead dictator still casts shadow over Turkmens

    Two years after he died, a gold statue that Saparmurat Niyazov, the former president of Turkmenistan, built to himself...

  4. December 15, 2008

    Turkmenistan poll 'sham' claim

    Voters in Turkmenistan elected a new parliament yesterday, which the government says will have greater influence in...

  5. December 13, 2008

    Turkmens ready to elect next parliament

    It would have been heresy when Saparmurat Niyazov, otherwise known as Turkmenbashi, the Father of the Turkmens, was alive....

  6. December 12, 2008

    Turkmens ready to elect next parliament

    It would have been heresy when Saparmurat Niyazov, otherwise known as Turkmenbashi, the Father of the Turkmens, was alive....

  7. April 14, 2008

    Offer helps EU ease reliance on Russian gas

    The European Union has broken through in efforts to lessen its dependence on Russian natural gas with a concrete offer of...

  8. April 13, 2008

    Deal to ease EU reliance on Russian gas

    The European Union has broken through in efforts to lessen its dependence on Russian natural gas with a concrete offer of...

  9. November 23, 2007

    Turkmenistan calls for gas hike

    Turkmenistan is calling for a 30 percent hike in the price of natural gas it exports to Russia, Gazprom said on Friday, in a...

  10. September 27, 2007

    Turkmenistan opens gas and oil fields to west

    Turkmenistan's president declared the gas-rich but isolated central Asian state "open to the world" yesterday, as it...

  11. September 27, 2007

    Turkmenistan opens up its gas and oil fields to west

    Turkmenistan's president declared the gas-rich but isolated central Asian state "open to the world" yesterday, as it...

  12. September 27, 2007

    Turkmenistan opens gas and oil fields to west

    Turkmenistan, the gas-rich but isolated central Asian state, has stepped up a gear in its efforts to deepen relations with...

  13. September 27, 2007

    Turkmenistan opens gas and oil fields to the west

    Turkmenistan, the gas-rich but isolated central Asian state, has stepped up a gear in its effort to deepen relations with...

  14. August 26, 2007

    Turkmen leader’s trip signals openness

    The president of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, is to visit the west for the first time since taking power when...

  15. July 19, 2007

    China's Turkmen gas deal opens up region

    China has signed an agreement with Turkmenistan to produce gas in the former Soviet republic and transport it via a new...

  16. July 19, 2007

    China's Turkmen gas deal opens up region

    China has signed an agreement with Turkmenistan to produce gas in the former Soviet republic and transport it via a new...

  17. July 18, 2007

    China in gas deal with Turkmenistan

    China has signed an agreement with Turkmenistan to produce gas there and transport it via a new pipeline that could open up...

  18. May 14, 2007

    Moscow eyes tighter grip on energy routes

    Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan have called for a new pipeline to be built along the coast of the Caspian Sea to carry...

  19. May 9, 2007

    Deutsche Bank admits to Turkmen accounts

    Deutsche Bank has confirmed for the first time that for more than a decade it has been managing funds in the central bank...

  20. May 9, 2007

    Russian president fends off gas competition

    Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, has embarked on a seven-day trip to Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan armed with a raft of...

  21. April 18, 2007

    Travels with My Camera

    In the second film in the series Travels with My Camera (More4 10.30pm , Waldemar Januszczak attempts the transition from...

  22. March 8, 2007

    Dragon eyes global expansion despite political uncertainty

    Dragon Oil, which produces oil in Turkmenistan and sells it to Iran, is intent on broadening its geographic spread this...

  23. February 15, 2007

    New Turkmen leader in pledge on gas contracts

    Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov was sworn in as president of Turkmenistan yesterday immediately after being named the landslide...

  24. February 12, 2007

    High turnout in landmark Turkmen poll

    Turnout was strong in the Turkmenistan presidential election yesterday to choose a successor to Saparmurat Niyazov, the...

  25. February 11, 2007

    High turnout in landmark Turkmen poll

    Turnout was strong in the Turkmenistan presidential election on Sunday to choose a successor to Saparmurat Niyazov, the...

  26. February 10, 2007

    Turkmen exiles call for delay to ‘sham’ elections

    Turkmenistan's exiled opposition has called for the postponement of Sunday’s presidential election, de-scribing it as a sham...

  27. February 7, 2007

    Turkmenistan doubts dentist and his democratic pledges

    In a totalitarian state best known for the bizarre personality cult of Saparmurat Niyazov, Turkmenistan's former leader,...

  28. February 7, 2007

    NIYAZOV'S PASSING BRINGS HOPES FOR INTERNATIONAL THAW

    The US, Europe and China are cautiously hopeful that the election of a new Turkmen leader to replace Saparmurat Niyazov,...

  29. February 7, 2007

    Hopes rise regime will favour global energy supply

    The US, Europe and China are cautiously hopeful that the election of a new Turkmen leader to replace Saparmurat Niyazov,...

  30. February 7, 2007

    Turkmens doubt dentist and democracy

    In a totalitarian state best known for the bizarre personality cult of Saparmurat Niyazov, Turkmenistan’s former leader, the...

  31. February 6, 2007

    Hopes rise regime will favour global energy supply

    The US, Europe and China are cautiously hopeful that the election of a new Turkmen leader to replace Saparmurat Niyazov, who...

  32. January 11, 2007

    Calm over Kazakhstan

    Do London investors, who have wolfed down a series of international offerings in the past few months, really understand the...

  33. December 23, 2006

    Turkmen exiles demand Deutsche probe

    Deutsche Bank, the German bank, was last night under pressure over allegations it was holding billions of dollars in...

  34. December 23, 2006

    Putin promises to maintain gas flow to Ukraine

    Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, promised yesterday to keep natural gas flowing to Ukraine even if supplies from...

  35. December 22, 2006

    Turkmen exiles seek Deutsche probe

    Deutsche Bank, the German bank, was on Friday under pressure over claims it was holding billions of dollars in accounts...

  36. December 22, 2006

    Putin vows to maintain Ukraine gas flow

    Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, promised on Friday to keep natural gas flowing to Ukraine even if supplies from gas-rich...

  37. December 22, 2006

    Fear of instability after death of eccentric Turkmen leader

    The sudden death yesterday of Saparmurat Niyazov, Turkmenistan's autocratic and eccentric president, has raised the threat...

  38. December 22, 2006

    Burren Energy feels the pressure after death of Turkmen leader

    Burren Energy was under pressure yesterday after the sudden death of the Saparmurat Niyazov, the hard-line...

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