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Farida Yoony

I was born in Uzbekistan 1988, lived in Turkmenistan, high school in Tm, Al Saite college in Cairo, Currently I am living in Izmir in Turkey.

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Latest posts by Farida Yoony

31 August 2013

Turkmenistan's National Cycling Day: Traditionalists, Penny-Pinchers and President-Pleasers

If you are a citizen of Turkmenistan, you had better be ready to don the Lycra and mount a bicycle: September 1 has been slated as National Cycling Day.

12 August 2013

Turkmenistan's “Book of the Soul” Facing Difficult Times

Turkmenistan's first president once suggested reading his "Book of the Soul" three times could guarantee a person's place in heaven. Now the book's place in public life is under siege.

22 July 2013

Turkmenistan's Internet Blues

Cyber-optimism is is in short supply in repressive Turkmenistan, and it is not difficult to see why.

5 July 2013

Turkmens Appalled, J Lo Performs for Their President's Grand Birthday

Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov got a fine 56th birthday present at the end of last month in the form of a concert starring Jennifer Lopez held at Turkmenistan's $2 billion...

27 June 2013

The End of Dual Citizenship in Turkmenistan?

Being a Turkmen citizen is big on drawbacks and small on benefits, which is why many Turkmen citizens took advantage of a 1993 agreement between Turkmenistan and Russia that enabled...

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