Turkmen leader instructs grandson to compose propaganda songs

Turkmenistan's autocratic leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov instructed his favourite grandson to compose songs reflecting "the rhythm of the country's development" to mark public holidays, state media said Monday. Footage aired on national television showed Berdymukhamedov and his teenage grandson Kerimguly Berdymukhamedov catching up as they biked through otherwise deserted roads in the capital Ashgabat.