Turkmenistan: Telecom Dysfunction Prompting Russian Provider’s Return?

Russian telecom provider MTS, which left Turkmenistan in late 2010 after failing to renew a contract, may soon return to the Central Asian country. (Photo: David Trilling)

Though adept at Internet censorship and all-around snooping into private lives, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov’s regime in Turkmenistan seems incapable of thwarting citizens’ desire to communicate.

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Ashley Cleek is a freelance writer who specializes in Central Asia affairs.

Turkmenistan: Telecom Dysfunction Prompting Russian Provider’s Return?

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