‘Bad Luck’ For Black Car Owners In Turkmen Capital

Turkmenistan’s president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, thinks white cars bring good fortune. And that’s bad luck for owners of black cars in the capital.

For weeks, officials in Ashgabat have been impounding black vehicles without warning, wreaking havoc for owners who need special permission for repainting and then reregistering their cars.

While there don’t appear to have been any official announcements, Berdymukhammedov has expressed frustration at swank black cars in the capital, known as the “city of white marble,” and motorists told RFE/RL that the traffic stops and towing of parked dark cars began late last month.


Berdymukhammedov is a real nutter… It’s Good To Be The King…Of Turkmenistan

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  • Blind Druid

    Saying his name is like Peter Sellers in the movie “The Party” dressed up like an East Indian. Talking to a parrot – thick accent “Eat your birdie num nums”. This guy is a total loon.

  • simus1

    Seems simple enough. Someone unknown driving a white car has been deemed to be an enemy of the state.

  • UCSPanther

    Turkmenistan will probably be a madhouse for the near future. Old Man Turkmenbashi’s legacy will definitely endure in that vein…

  • Cat-astrophe

    I LIKE the way he gets things done that crazy S.O.B.!
    Justin.

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  • JoKeR

    BLACK CARS MATTER!