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Turkmen Leader Proposes Names for Infants Born on Ashgabat’s 140th Anniversary

ASHGABAT (Sputnik) – Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has proposed a list of names for children who will be born on 25 May the 140th anniversary of the national capital of Ashgabat, the state-run newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan reported on Saturday.

“It will be symbolic to give the first boy, who will be born on 25 May the name Paytagt [capital] or Ashgabat, and the first girl the name Merjen [pearl] or Maya”, Berdymukhamedov said.

The president also ordered to prepare presents for these children.

On Saturday, Turkmenistan created a special governmental commission to organise the celebration of Ashgabat’s 140th anniversary.

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