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The President of Turkmenistan awarded a new rank to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

Turkmen President Serdar Berdymukhamedov has promoted Interior Minister Muhammet Khydyrov to the rank of police colonel, according to a decree published today in the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper.

"Assign the special military rank of Colonel of Police to Minister of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan Khydyrov Muhammet Allamyradovich," the document reads.

Previously, Khydyrov was a lieutenant colonel of police. He replaced Ovezdurdy Hodzhaniyazov as head of the Interior Ministry in April of this year.

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