Neutral Turkmenistan Chooses A Side In Afghan Conflict:
Driving the Taliban out is Karyadar's job. He is a commander of a local "Arbaky" force --nominally, pro-government paramilitaries or local militias. There are mixed feelings about these groups inside Afghanistan. So what was Arbaky commander Karyadar doing in Turkmenistan? "I spent some days in the hospital, being treated by doctors," Karyadar said. He said he was not always at the hospital, though. He said he spent some time visiting "with friends" and, of course, there are some Afghan Turkmen now living in Turkmenistan.