|Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov|
|Caspian Sea map|
This implies that Turkmenistan is more serious about committing to a TCP than often assumed. Disputes with Azerbaijan over ownership of certain fields, Russo-Iranian opposition and China's efforts to secure Turkmen gas, not to mention Turkmenistan's opaque decision-making, were all seen as major obstacles. President Berdimuhamedov's increasingly proactive and independent foreign policy seems to be changing all that.
Sources: Turmenistan.ru, News.az, Trend.az
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