It seems that Turkmen/American relations took some interesting turns in the fall.
The circus is back in town! On April 24, the Turkmen State circus will reopen in Ashgabat.
Skiing is coming to Turkmenbashi City. A covered ski run and skating rink will be built in the reconstructed Avaza resort zone. In other Caspian news, the unexpected guests on the Aerosvit flight diverted into Turkmenbashi airport from Baku have written letters to the Turkmen government thanking them for the hospitality and hot meals.
The director of the TV station "Turkmenistan" has been fired and the Minister of Communication reprimanded after a February 4th meeting in which President Berdimuhamedov expressed dissatisfaction with the mass media in the country. A friendly request from Camel Spit - more Lachin Mamedova coverage, please!
President Berdimuhamedov has won the race to be the first world leader to visit the world's tallest tower in Dubai. He was in town to sign a memorandum of understanding to enhance commercial ties between the United Arab Emirates and Turkmenistan.