Analysis: Turkmenistan sides with Kremlin

In a world of record-high energy prices, Wall Street bulls seem once again to have been outmaneuvered by the wily Kremlin for Turkmen energy assets.
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Analysis: U.S. irked by Turkmen gas policy

Since the death last December of Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov, interested diplomats and energy company executives from around the world have jetted into dusty Ashgabat airport for meetings with Niyazov's successor, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov.
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China, Turkmenistan talk energy

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao discussed energy cooperation during a recent meeting in Ashgabat.

Analysis: SCO energy ties

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- For the past several days, Western analysts have been fixated on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s massive Peace Mission 2007 anti-terrorist drill.
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Official: SCO energy talks pivotal

MOSCOW, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization discussed energy cooperation at their meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

New Turkmen president sworn in

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov was named Wednesday as the winner in Turkmenistan's presidential election and was immediately sworn into office.

Turkmen election has 99 percent turnout

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Turkmenistan presidential elections Sunday were approaching a 99 percent turnout as the nation elects a new leader. With interim leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov the favorite to win, Itar-Tass reported that the national turnout of 98.65 percent wo
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Gurbanguly Mälikgulyýewiç Berdimuhamedow (Russian transliteration: Курбанкули (or Гурбангулы) Мяликгулыевич Бердымухаммедов, born June 29, 1957) has been the President of Turkmenistan since December 21, 2006, when he became acting president following the death of Saparmurat Niyazov, and the imprisonment of his constitutionally appointed successor, Öwezgeldi Ataýew. Berdimuhamedow and the Halk Maslahaty announced on December 26 that the next presidential elections would be held on February 11, 2007. On February 14, 2007, Berdimuhamedow was named the winner of the presidential election held three days earlier, and immediately sworn into office.

Berdimuhamedow was born on June 29, 1957 in Babarab in what is now the Geok Tepe etrap ("district") of Ahal province. He graduated from the Turkmen State Medical Institute in 1979 and entered a career in dentistry. He also received a PhD in medical sciences in Moscow. By 1992 he had become part of the dentistry faculty at the Medical Institute.

In an interview when asked about his life experience Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow said:

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