On January 24, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov replaced two hyakims of the etraps of Turkmenistan, the state information agency TDH reports.
The head of state dismissed Bally Ballyev from the post of khyakim of the Karakum etrap of the Mary velayat "as he failed to cope with the duties assigned to him." This position was taken by Merdan Orazmukhammedov .
With a similar wording, Sokhbed Allakulyev was dismissed from the post of khyakim of the Koytendag etrap of the Lebap velayat , and Ylyas Ovezov was appointed instead .
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan