If you live in Turkmenistan and you get Coronavirus you’re in trouble. Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks. Keep Hope (and TYT) Alive: http://tyt.com/go
“As leaders around the world encourage their people to keep their distance from others in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Turkmenistan’s president, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, has other ideas about how to address the problem: denial and suppression of information.
Even as major events around the globe, including the 2020 Summer Olympics, have been canceled or postponed, a series of mass sporting events were held on Tuesday in the secretive central Asian nation to mark World Health Day, and the president himself led a 9-mile mass bike ride in the capital, Ashgabat.
Turkmenistan is one of the few countries to have no reported cases of the coronavirus. But human rights advocates and Turkmen journalists abroad are highly skeptical. As reports emerge of people being taken away by plainclothes police officers for uttering the word “coronavirus” in public, Turkmenistan appears to have invested more efforts in fighting information about the pandemic than the virus itself.”Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola
Cast: Ana Kasparian, Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola
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