Turkmenistan's Capital Gleams with New Buildings and Gobbles Up the Old

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Businessmen inside the Sergi Kosgi exhibition center.

Turkmenistan's flashy capital is sprawling. Who is building it? And who is buying? The answers aren't clear. But city planners must be burning through cash as fast as the wells can pump the gas out of the ground. And some local residents, inevitably, are being hurt by redevelopment.

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David Trilling is EurasiaNet's Central Asia editor.

Turkmenistan's Capital Gleams with New Buildings and Gobbles Up the Old

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