Fri, Dec 22, 2006 - Page 1 News List

`Father of All Turkmen' dies

SUCCESSION STRUGGLE?The deputy prime minister has been named acting president, even though by law the parliamentary speaker is next in line

AGENCIES , ASHGABAT

"Our first task is to return to Turkmenistan within hours. We are discussing now how to do it. In Turkmenistan there is no opposition, they all sit in prisons or under home arrest. But outside the country opposition exists and it is coming back," said Parakhad Yklymov by telephone from Sweden.

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