By empty (2/23/2003 issue of the CACI Analyst)Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov has authorized new regulations for foreign citizens entering and staying in the country and exit visas for Turkmen citizens, a source with the Turkmen government told Interfax on Friday. Starting on March 1, entry visa applications will be forwarded from Turkmen diplomatic missions abroad and the Foreign Ministry consular department to a special visa control and issuance commission. This will be responsible for checking the applications and making a decision on issuing or denying a visa.
The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a biweekly publication of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint Transatlantic Research and Policy Center affiliated with the American Foreign Policy Council, Washington DC., and the Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm. For 15 years, the Analyst has brought cutting edge analysis of the region geared toward a practitioner audience.