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Uzbekistan plunged into uncertainty by death of dictator Islam Karimov
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Uzbekistan plunged into uncertainty by death of dictator Islam Karimov

by firstsource newsSeptember 2, 2016

Strongman leader of central Asia’s most populous country has no official successor

’s veteran dictator, Islam Karimov, has died, leaving central Asia’s most populous country in a state of turmoil and political uncertainty.

Turkey’s prime minister, Binali Yıldırım, announced the news in a televised meeting with his cabinet, declaring: “May God’s mercy be upon him.” The announcement confirmed speculation that Karimov had suffered a fatal stroke earlier this week.

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