Turkmenistan President Fires 26 Ministers

Turkmenistan President Serdar Berdimuhamedov sacked 26 of his cabinet members on Tuesday and the reason for such a massive dismissal is yet to be known.

“The decision was made during a cabinet meeting, and the sacked officials might likely to get new posts,” Turkmen.news reported

Deputy Prime Minister for Education, Science, Healthcare, Sport, Youth and Social Security Sapardurdy Toilyev and Deputy Prime Minister for Economic, Banking and International Financial Institutions Muhametguly Muhammedov were among the dismissed officials.

Turkmen reported that Toilyev, who was also President of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, has been appointed to a new post, but did not specify it.

The ministers were appointed by Berdimuhamedov in March 2022 shortly after he was sworn in as the new president of Turkmenistan.

It has been said that the sacked 26 ministers would be reappointed in other positions.

Berdimuhamedov also appointed new ambassadors to Austria, Japan, Belgium, France, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, and South Korea.

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