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Turkmenistan Bows to Internet Age
Source: articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Source Date: Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Focus: ICT for MDGs, Institution and HR Management
Country: Turkmenistan
Created: Aug 13, 2013

ASHGABAT: When Turkmen mother Selbi Dzhafarova wanted to buy a toy car for her son's birthday, he burst into tears. "He asked us to buy him a computer instead," she said.

Her son Arslan's wish was hardly different from the wishes of young boys all over the world except that the nine-year-old lives in the hermit ex-Soviet state of Turkmenistan where internet access for most private users was banned until just a few years ago.

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