On January 12, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov chaired an expanded meeting of the Security Council of Turkmenistan.
According to the state information agency TDH , during the meeting, the head of state dismissed Lieutenant Colonel of Police Myrat Babagulyev from the post of Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs without giving any reason . Major Vepaly Atayev, head of the Ashgabat police department, has been appointed the new deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs . In turn, the Ashgabat police department was headed by Major Merdan Mukhammetmyradov .
The dismissed lieutenant colonel was appointed by the President as Deputy Minister of the Interior in August 2021. Thus, Babagulyev worked in this post for less than six months.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan