Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, appearing in good health, gives speech at Caspian Economic Forum.
Officials insist Berdimuhamedov is simply on holiday. Observers want conclusive evidence he’s alive.
Conclusive evidence Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is alive and well yet to be offered. Observers puzzle over odd behaviour of officials.
Behaviour of officials in Turkmenistan means, however, that speculation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has passed away will persist.
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, 62, is rumoured to have died this week, Russian news agency Govorit Moskva reported, citing the director of the Centre for Monitoring Eurasian Problems, Aslan Rubayev