Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan women banned to drive cars
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Turkmenistan women banned to drive cars

The Turkmenistan government imposed a total ban on women drivers, with or without driver's licenses. The police started detaining female drivers since 1 January and towed numerous vehicles to their parking lot as a warning for all female drivers in the country not to attempt to drive again.    

Op-ed: Who is backing the idea of instability in Central Asia
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Op-ed: Who is backing the idea of instability in Central Asia

With Edwards relocating to Central Asia experts warn of inevitable instability in Kyrgyzstan. This would benefit the US and hinder China's economic expansion to the east. What’s more, this move infuriates Russia, which does not need a hotbed of instability at its southern borders. After all, there is no guarantee that the flames of unrest would not spread from Kyrgyzstan to the neighboring countries.