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Turkmenistan

IDMC's Turkmenistan page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

Turkmenistan: Internal displacement in brief

Information on the extent of internal displacement is limited by total state control on media, curtailed freedom of speech and the near absence of civil society

31 December 2008 | Summary

Government uses forced displacement as tool of repression

Turkmen law contains a number of provisions which explicitly allow forced relocation to be used as punishment for certain crimes committed by civilians

18 October 2005 | Overview

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Turkmenistan

Forced displacement is one of the many ways in which President-for-life Saparmurat Niyazov exercises authoritarian rule and control in Turkmenistan. Turkmen law contains a number of provisions which explicitly allow forced relocation to be used as punishment for certain crimes committed by civilians, however, in practice these laws are used as legal justification for the displacement of political opponents and ethnic minorities.

18 October 2005 | Country Profile

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Turkmenistan

Since 2002, President Saparmurat Niyazov has increased Turkmenistan’s international isolation by making forced relocation an official means of oppression of those he views as disloyal to his regime. With the adoption of special decrees in November 2002 and January 2003, internal displacement has become a serious threat to the ethnic Uzbek minority in the country.

21 July 2003 | Country Profile

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