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Turkmenistan

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About Turkmenistan

  • Leader:President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
  • Government:One-party state
  • Population:5.4 million (94,700 Christians)
  • Main Religion:Islam
  • Persecution Level:Severe
  • Source of Persecution:Dictatorial paranoia/Islamic extremism

Turkmenistan is considered to be one of the most restrictive places in the world. There is no freedom of information or press. It is made extremely difficult for foreigners to access the country. A new personality cult has been started around President Berdymukhammedov. Additionally, there is a high level of monitoring of each and every group in society (including Christians) as well as a highly restricted access to foreign media and resources. Consequently, it is also difficult to get information out of the country.

Prayer Points for Turkmenistan

  • Pray for Christians who are being wire-tapped to exercise discretion in their communications.
  • Pray for believers from a Muslim background (MBBs) who are pressured to return to Islam.
  • Pray for security forces who are monitoring Christians to encounter the gospel.

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