Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

Gurbanguly Mälikgulyýewiç Berdimuhamedow[lower-alpha 1][lower-alpha 2][lower-alpha 3][lower-alpha 4] (born Juin 29, 1957[13]) is a Turkmen politeecian wha haes served as the Preses o Turkmenistan syne Februar 2007.

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
Гурбангулы́ Берды́мухамедов
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow 2012-09-11.jpg
Preses o Turkmenistan
Assumed office
21 December 2006
Actin tae 14 Februar 2007
Precedit biSaparmurat Niyazov
Leader o the Democratic Pairty
In office
21 December 2006 – 18 August 2013
Actin: 21 December 2006 – 4 August 2007
Precedit biSaparmurat Niyazov
Succeedit biKasymguly Babaev
Deputy Prime Meenister o Turkmenistan
In office
1 Mairch 2001 – 14 Februar 2007
PresesSaparmurat Niyazov
Precedit biYevgeny Zemskov
Succeedit biRaşit Meredow
Personal details
Born (1957-06-29) 29 Juin 1957 (age 63)
Babarab, Turkmen SSR, Soviet Union
Poleetical pairtyDemocratic Pairty (Before 2013)
Independent (2013–present)
Alma materTurkmen State Medical Institute
ReligionSunni Islam


  1. Spelled wi twa m in Turkmen leid (Berdimuhammedow) an in Roushie leid (Бердымухаммедов) till 25 Juin 2007 (see here an election sign datit Februar 2007 on the wab steid o Radio Free Europe). Syne this date his last name is spelled wi a single m in every offeecial text or newspaper. This dispatch frae tells aboo the Russian form o his name, but the same thing can been observed aboot its Tukmen form on every texts published on internet efter this date, for example on the website of Turkmen Press agency.
  2. Evidently the names consist o a series o compoonds.
    - The gien name can be analysed as "gurban" 'sacrifice' (cf. Arab.-Pers. قربان ) an "guly" (from Pers. غلی [ghulī], an abbreviatit form o Arab.-Pers. غلام [ghulām] 'servant').
    - The patronym consists o "mälik" (Arab.-Pers. ملک [malik] 'keeng, sovereign', Pers. غلی [ghulī], an finally, the Roushie patronymic suffix -евич).
    - The surname contains three elements: "berdi" 'servant, slave' (frae Pers. برده [bardah]), the name o the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, an Roushie -ов (the common Slavic suffix o origin/faimily).
  3. or Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov, Berdymukhammedov; Althou Gurbanguly Mälikgulyýewiç Berdimuhamedow is the anly Turkmen form, an Turkmen, written wi Laitin alphabet, is the anly offeecial leid o Turkmenistan, wastren soorces generally uise the Roushie form Гурбангулы or Курбанкулы Мяликгулыевич Бердымухам(м)едов, uisin various transcriptions.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]
  4. The Inglis version o the wab steid o the presidency uises a curious mixtur o the Turkmen spellin wi a transcribed endin: Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov[12]


  1. "Turkmen Assembly Discussing Political Future". 2006-12-26. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  2. "Acting Turkmen President Cleared To Run In February Election". 2006-12-27. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  3. "Turkmenistan Registers Presidential Candidates". 2006-12-28. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  4. "Turkmenistan country profile - Overview". BBC News. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  5. "Asia-Pacific | Turkmen 'heir apparent' emerges". BBC News. 2006-12-28. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  6. Than, Krisztina (2009-02-09). "Business & Financial News, Breaking US & International News |". Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  7. Than, Krisztina (2009-02-09). "Business & Financial News, Breaking US & International News |". Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  8. Than, Krisztina (2009-02-09). "Business & Financial News, Breaking US & International News |". Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  9. "Turkmenistan Limits Election to Soviet-Style Slate". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  10. "Turkmen Exile Urges Interim President to Step Down". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  11. "Turkmenistan's interim leader crowned as heir apparent to late dictator". 2006-12-26. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  12. [1] Archived [Date missing] at [Error: unknown archive URL]
  13. "Turkmenistan: New President Shows Shades Of 'Turkmenbashi'". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. July 3, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-16.