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