March 22, 2003
I know that some of you may be wondering and maybe even worrying
that we are in some danger here in Turkmenistan due to the war in
Iraq. So I just wanted to let you know that all is well here. We are
more than 1,000 miles from Iraq and share no borders or other kinds
of relations with Iraq. The Turkmenistan government is fiercely
neutral and guards its neutrality on every front. So barring some
catastrophe I cannot imagine anything related to this war that could
affect us here in Turkmenistan.
Of course all Americans have all been cautioned to be aware of what
is happening and to maintain vigilance just as every American in the
world has been cautioned. And I truly believe we are safer here in
Turkmenistan that we would be in the US or the UK right now. I hope
you and your families are well.
Look for another update on life in Turkmenistan soon!