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Old Names of Towns Restored

Posted by apm-wa on 7 January 2018 in English (English)

In November, the Turkmen parliament (Mejlis) restored the former name "Kerki" to the town of Atamyrat. I have restored Kerki to the town and its rail station. This week the parliament restored the name "Bäherden" to Baharly. I have changed it, too. It is not clear why the names were changed in the first place, though Atamyrat Niyazov was the father of Turkmenistan's first president, and perhaps Kerki was renamed in his honor at one point. Why Baherden was changed to Baharly some time ago is even less clear.

Here are the notifications in Russian of restoration of the former names:

http://www.parahat.info/news/parahat-info-news-15119

https://turkmenportal.com/blog/13059/parlament-turkmenistana-vnes-izmeneniya-v-administrativnoterritorialnoe-delenie-ahalskogo-velayata

Location: Baherden, Ahal Region, Turkmenistan

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