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Slowing Turkmenistan economy threatens dictatorship

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan -- Turkmenistan's economy has come to a turning point after several years of rapid growth driven by energy exports.

     Falling prices of natural gas, the Central Asian country's main export, have pushed the economy into lower gear, threatening the dictatorship's power base. The former Soviet republic's economic growth fell to a single-digit rate in 2015 for the first time in five years.

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