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May 15, 2015

For this episode, I talked with Muhammad Tahir, the director of RFE/RL's Turkmen service, to get a briefing on the latest issues in Turkmenistan. 

What is the economic situation after the sudden devaluation in January of the national currency, the manat? What is happening on the border with Afghanistan? Are the new statements from Europe about receiving Turkmen gas by 2019 realistic?

 

Resources:

Follow Muhammad Tahir on Twitter: @tahirmuh

Chris Rickleton, "Turkmenistan: Rumors Reign as Economic Crisis Grows," Eurasianet, February 1, 2015

"Afghan Turkmen Trapped near Border with Turkmenistan," RFE/RL April 22, 2015

"Russia's Woes to Hit C. Asia, North Caucasus Economies in 2015 - EBRD," Reuters May 14, 2015 

"European Union Sees Supplies of Natural Gas by 2019 from Turkmenistan," Reuters, May 2, 2015

 

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