Spymaster | Turkmenistan
Nazar Atagarayev inherits southern border instability at helm of KGB scion

Nazar Atagarayev, head of the ministry of national security, remains under the thumb of ex-president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and his son, Serdar Berdimuhamedov.
Nazar Atagarayev, head of the ministry of national security, remains under the thumb of ex-president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and his son, Serdar Berdimuhamedov. © Suo Takekum/MaxPPP//Mike Segar/Reuters//iStock
The young head of the all-powerful ministry of national security is in charge of securing Turkmenistan's porous borders with Iran and Afghanistan. This member of the president's "new guard" has to set about the task amid battles for influence in the country. [...]
Published on 16.02.2024 at 04:00 GMT Reading time 4 minutes

Read this article here:

15% OFF your subscription

Special offer: Only 8d and 23h to take advantage of it

Consult our offers

This offer is open to all new subscribers and runs until 26/04/2024

Further reading

15% OFF your subscription

Special offer: Only 8d and 23h to take advantage of it

Consult our offers

This offer is open to all new subscribers and runs until 26/04/2024

Sign up for real-time alerts and be notified of new editions!  

Once registered, you will be notified by a short message on your computer or mobile phone as soon as a new edition of our publication or an alert is published. Stay informed anytime, anywhere!