The government newspaper Neitralny Turkmenistan reported Saturday that President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov said "this work is necessary for educating the younger generation in the spirit of mercy and humanism."
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"My main goal is to serve the people and the Motherland. And so, I will listen to the opinion of the people and do as they choose," Berdymukhamedov said in 2014, responding to the statue proposal.
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