• Turkmenistan's president further expands his son's clout

    4 days ago - By Chron

    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan - Turkmenistan's autocratic president has put his only son in charge of the Central Asian nation's energy sector, further expanding his clout in a move seen as laying the foundations for a political dynasty.
    Speaking at a meeting with officials, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov told his son, Serdar, whom he previously appointed deputy prime minister in charge of economic and financial issues, to also oversee the energy complex, the government daily Neutral Turkmenistan reported Thursday.
    Berdymukhamedov, 64, presides over the government and doesn't have a prime...
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