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Turkmenistan’s god-president set to transcend politics altogether?
Sunday, 18 Aug, 2013 – 22:15 | 2 Comments
Turkmenistan’s god-president set to transcend politics altogether?

Will Berdimuhammedov’s eventual role be to supervise all parties? And as to elections, will he run as a canditate without a party? Or does he aim to become ultimately a king-like leader who does not need to elected?

The precarious existence of Turkmen students in foreign universities
Sunday, 2 Jun, 2013 – 22:01 | No Comment

Guest Post written “Maxwell”:
As you all know that studying abroad a lot of Turkmen citizens. We have compiled a list of the countries where young people learn Turkmen.

More Avaza razzle dazzle
Saturday, 16 Mar, 2013 – 1:57 | One Comment
More Avaza razzle dazzle

These days, state television in Turkmenistan is ablaze with talk of the president’s economic and cultural “commandment” to his country to develop and promote national tourism. The government has recently drawn up new tourist maps …

Can democracy close Turkmenistan’s tribal cracks?
Thursday, 13 Dec, 2012 – 1:00 | No Comment
Can democracy close Turkmenistan’s tribal cracks?

Turkmenistan’s internal tribal divisions are rarely discussed, but they are real, and can be seen even in the infrastructure of the country. NewEurasia’s Annasoltan attempts to tackle the issue. “Ultimately, [the problem is not] about nefarious machinations on the part of one Turkmen tribe against all the others,” she writes. “It’s about power, privilege, and corruption, a problem that transcends tribe.”

The Arkadag is EVERYWHERE (II)
Tuesday, 20 Nov, 2012 – 1:00 | No Comment
The Arkadag is EVERYWHERE (II)

More screen captures from an anonymous citizen-journalist, aaaannnnd guess what? Yep, more Berdimuhammedov. Berdimuhammedov everywhere.

The Arkadag is EVERYWHERE
Monday, 19 Nov, 2012 – 18:00 | 5 Comments
The Arkadag is EVERYWHERE

NewEurasia’s Annasoltan has come into the possession of screen captures of Turkmenistani state media that reveal the omnipresence of President Berdimuhammedov’s visage, from auditoriums to kindergartens.

Is the dentist-dictator drilling a hole into the drug cavity?
Wednesday, 14 Nov, 2012 – 21:01 | No Comment
Is the dentist-dictator drilling a hole into the drug cavity?

Turkmenistan’s strongman president has made the fight against drugs a major priority of his regime. How’s he faring? In a rare breeze of good news from the country, NewEurasia’s Annasoltan reports that his actions may actually be faring somewhat well!

Exclusive photos from Turkmenistan’s 21st Independence Day
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2012 – 17:01 | 3 Comments
Exclusive photos from Turkmenistan’s 21st Independence Day

Turkmenistan has celebrated its 21st Independence Day XXI in full martial pomp. Preparations had been underway for several months; I’ve managed to glean some screen captures from official state television for NewEurasia’s readers to see.

Happy Father’s Cult Day! (Whoops, we mean Turkmen Independence Day…)
Saturday, 27 Oct, 2012 – 1:00 | One Comment
Happy Father’s Cult Day! (Whoops, we mean Turkmen Independence Day…)

Today, Turkmenistan celebrates the life of Myalikguly Berdimuhamedov, father of the president, Gurbanguly. No, wait, today is the country’s Independence Day, the 21st one in fact! What’s going on?

Personality cultism — the performance enhancement drug of totalitarianism
Friday, 12 Oct, 2012 – 13:28 | 2 Comments
Personality cultism — the performance enhancement drug of totalitarianism

Turkmemistan’s president was recently awarded a black belt in Karate, sending NewEurasia’s Annasoltan into fits about the abysmal state of her country’s athletics. She reviews some of the more tragicomic sports-related elements of totalitarianism.