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Taliban capture major border crossings with Iran and Turkmenistan

The Taliban militant group captured major border crossings with Iran and Turkmenistan in a sweeping offensive across northern Afghanistan, officials said. The militants say they seized two key border towns – Islam Qala near Iran, and Torghundi bordering Turkmenistan. Video footage appeared to show Taliban forces taking down the Afghan flag from the roof of […]

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Turkmenistan marks new national holiday dedicated to honour native dog breed

Turkmenistan celebrated a new national holiday – dedicated to a very special breed of dog. The Alabay is a native variety of shepherd dog and was honoured on Sunday with an awards ceremony. President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has encouraged veneration of the breed as a symbol of national heritage. Alabays and the ancient Ahal Teke horse […]

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Turkmenistan’s president declares national holiday for his favourite dog breed

Turkmenistan’s president has declared a national holiday in honour of a local dog breed, local media reports said. President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov ordered the holiday praising the Alabai, the Central Asian shepherd dog, to be celebrated on the last Sunday of April when the ex-Soviet nation also marks the day of the local horse breed, according […]

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Turkmenistan’s president unveils giant golden statue of his favourite dog breed

Turkmenistan’s president unveiled a giant golden statue of his favourite dog breed in the capital Ashgabat this week. President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov unveiled the 19 feet statue of the Alabay dog. The Alabay is a home-bred Turkmen variety of the Central Asian shepherd dog and is listed under the country’s national heritage. The statue is located […]