President of Turkmenistan Dies of Sudden Heart Stoppage

Turkmenistan Materials 21 December 2006 10:48 (UTC +04:00)

Saparmurat Niyazov, the President of Turkmenistan, died at 66-years old, the news agencies Reuters and Associated Press reported citing the state television.

The President of Turkmenistan is reported to die from sudden heart stoppage.

President Niyazov has led Turkmenistan for over 20 years, RIA Novosti reports.