Turkmen President Fires Central Bank and Gas Heads

January 10, 2015 1:03 PM

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Turkmenistan's president has fired the heads of the country's central bank and its natural gas company in the wake of economic troubles that brought the country's currency down 18.5 percent this year.

President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov's orders at a Cabinet session Saturday were reported by the tightly controlled Central Asian country's state media.

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