The opening of the Khalk Maslakhaty session was not held. The President has not appeared in public for a week (update)

The news agency ANT reports that the session of the Khalk Maslakhaty, scheduled to take place on 24 September, has not been held. On 25 September the ceremony to honor Turkmenistan's residents nominated for state awards was scheduled to be held.

According to the media outlet, the session is scheduled to be held on 25 September but in a curtailed format. 8 instead of 18 presentations are scheduled to be made.

At the same time, correspondents of Chronicles of Turkmenistan report that the centre of Ashgabat was cordoned off from early morning, which is common during all festive events.

It should be mentioned that President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedovwas last shown on Turkmen television last Tuesday, on 18 September, during the award ceremony for Amul-Khazar car rally contestants.

The commissioning of new facilitates ahead of Independence Day was heldon 18-21 September without the President in attendance. His son Serdarparticipated in the opening ceremony of a hospital.

Moreover, the session of the Cabinet of Ministers, arranged by the head of the state every Friday, was not held.

Meanwhile, one of the Presidential planes (Boeing 777) has been flying around every major city of Turkmenistan for the third day in a row. The aircraft makes two circles around the country during each flight. It remains unknown why.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan