Turkmenistan

Reports of Turkmen president’s death prove greatly exaggerated

bne IntelliNews August 12, 2019

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, appearing in good health, gives speech at Caspian Economic Forum.

TV report shows Turkmen president at Hell’s Gate flaming crater as officials try to stamp on death rumours

Kanat Shaku in Almaty. August 6, 2019

Officials insist Berdimuhamedov is simply on holiday. Observers want conclusive evidence he’s alive.

'Arrests of rumour-mongering Turkmen citizens' refuel speculation president is dead

bne IntelliNews July 31, 2019

Conclusive evidence Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is alive and well yet to be offered. Observers puzzle over odd behaviour of officials.

Rumours of Turkmen leader’s death contradicted by report of birthday call to Uzbek president

bne IntelliNews July 25, 2019

Behaviour of officials in Turkmenistan means, however, that speculation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has passed away will persist.

Turkmen president reportedly rumoured dead as of July 20

bne IntelliNews July 21, 2019

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

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