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News: Turkmenistan

We have started to collect the most important news related to Turkmenistan in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Turkmenistan: news

Chinese sign up for Turkmen gas

Monday, April 3rd 2006, 13:05
related countries: China China

Turkmenistan and China agree to build a pipeline to sell the energy-hungry Chinese Turkmen natural gas.
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Quake aid workers' bodies found

Sunday, June 11th 2006, 12:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The bodies of seven Turkmen aid workers are found in Afghanistan after their helicopter crashed in January.
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France denies Turkmen spy plot

Wednesday, June 21st 2006, 12:23
related countries: France France

France denies allegations by Turkmenistan that one of its diplomats issued a "spy" with a secret video camera.
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Russia reaches Turkmen gas deal

Tuesday, September 5th 2006, 7:19
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian gas firm Gazprom agrees to pay 54% more for natural gas exports from Turkmenistan.
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Journalist dies in Turkmen jail

Thursday, September 14th 2006, 14:30

A Radio Liberty journalist dies in prison in Turkmenistan with reported injuries to her head, the station says.
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EU praised for Turkmen deal halt

Wednesday, October 4th 2006, 20:04

The European Parliament is praised for not pursuing a trade agreement with Turkmenistan on human rights grounds.
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'Mass amnesty' in Turkmenistan

Tuesday, October 17th 2006, 10:39

Turkmen President Niyazov says he is to pardon more than 10,000 prisoners in an annual amnesty.
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Turkmen head opens 'bookhouse'

Wednesday, October 18th 2006, 16:56

The Turkmen president opens a book-shaped building for the free media, in a country where journalism is tightly controlled.
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Turkmenistan's 'iron ruler' dies

Thursday, December 21st 2006, 16:16

President Saparmurat Niyazov, who created a personality cult in the gas-rich Central Asian country, dies suddenly.
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Orderly Turkmen transition urged

Friday, December 22nd 2006, 11:23

The international community urges stability in Turkmenistan following the death of its authoritarian leader.
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