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Turkmenistan Weekly News Analysis

Boasting of Turkmenistan’s attempts to increase its presence in the international arena, following years of isolation under past dictator Saparmurat Niyazov, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Rashid Meredov, enumerated the number of high level international visits from and to Turkmenistan in the first five months of 2012: 275 foreign delegations visited Turkmenistan, while 272 Turkmen delegations traveled abroad. What remains to be known is whether all of this international engagement will transform the country in which the old system remains highly entrenched, and reform is glacial. Little has changed since the ascent of Turkmenistan’s President, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov in December 2006, after his predecessor’s sudden death.

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