Claim Turkmen president staged attempt on his life

The saga of the attempted assassination on the Turkmenistan president continued over the weekend with former central bank chief Hudayberdi Orazow claiming Saparmyrat Nyyazow stage managed his own failed assassination.

An assassination attempt on the life of the Turkmen president was staged by Saparmyrat Nyyazow himself in order "to eliminate active opposition", Hudayberdi Orazow, a former Central Bank chairman and Turkmenistan's deputy prime minister, has told Ekho Moskvy radio.

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