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Turkmenistan Weekly News Analysis

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov cleaned up house, dismissing most of the Procurator’s offices top officials, among other senior government officials in what has been touted to be a crackdown on corruption. Last month, he dismissed General Prosecutor Yaranmyrad Yazmyradov, Prosecutor of Ashgabat Movlamberdy Garaev, and Deputy Minister of National Security for Ashgabat city over accusations of grand-scale corruption and abuse of office. Then, last week, Turkmenistan’s newly installed Prosecutor General, Amanmurad Khalyev, Yazmyradov’s replacement, a former Chair of the Supreme Court announced that a criminal investigation into Garaev, Ashgabat’s Prosecutor, showed gross violations of Turkmenistan’s laws, bribery, and illegal acquisition of property. Garaev pleaded guilty and testified against his accomplices.

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