On January 12, during an expanded meeting of the Security Council, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered the head of the Ministry of National Security Gurbanmyrat Annayev to tighten control over the Internet and restrict the work of sources in Turkmenistan that distribute materials harmful to the constitutional order. This was reported by Kommersant with reference to RIA Novosti.
“We need to control the Internet in accordance with the requirements. It is necessary to identify and restrict the work of Internet sources on the territory of our country that disseminate information harmful to the constitutional order of our state, directed against society, distorting reality, propagating terrorism, extremism, nationalism and other illegal actions, ”the Russian news agency quoted Berdymukhamedov as saying.
Also, the Ministry of National Security was instructed to strengthen the fight against violations of public security and riots.
The speech of the head of Turkmenistan was shown in the report of the Turkmen television. At the same time, the state information agency TDH, which published the material about the meeting, omitted these details.
Edition Turkmen news notes that in the official press did not get, and other important statements Berdimuhamedov.
Several other incidents caused the president's discontent. In particular, the head of state first announced the accident in the Akhal velayat in July 2021, when a KAMAZ, carrying military personnel, overturned. According to Radio Azatlyk, more than 30 people died as a result of an accident.
According to Berdymukhamedov, the incident was the result of the negligence of the officers' ranks.
In addition, the president mentioned the crash of a military helicopter in the Akhal velayat in January 2021, as well as a homemade firecracker, the explosion of which led to casualties. According to Radio Azatlyk, an explosion of a self-made pyrotechnic device took place in the village of Gushchular in the Lebap velayat during the New Year celebrations. As a result, two teenagers of 14 years old and a 40-year-old man died.
“At least one child's arm was torn off, and an adult man standing next to the explosive was torn off his leg. More than 20 people with serious shrapnel wounds were hospitalized in the Lebap velayat hospital, ”Azatlyk writes.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan