Turkmen anthem set for makeover

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The government of Turkmenistan is to amend the country's national anthem to remove repeated references to the late president, Saparmurat Niyazov.

The anthem refers four times to Turkmenbashi - a name meaning Father of all Turkmen - that was used by Mr Niyazov before his death in 2006.

It also refers to the state as a" creation of the great Turkmenbashi."

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