Turkmenistan’s dictator, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, is weird. He renamed the days of the week in his country after himself and his mother. He had a gold statue of himself that follows the arc of the sun through the sky. There is no free media in the country and most observers consider Turkmenistan to be second only to North Korea when it comes to self-imposed isolation. In other words, it’s not a fun place. Except when the president starts to sing.
As part of his campaign to get re-elected later this month–like that ain’t going to happen–he is out singing to his people.
And if he feels like it, he may bust out the DJ decks again.
So take heart, America. There is a weirder administration out there. More detail here.