A biting satirical allegory on the reign of Sapurmurat Niyazov, president-dictator of the newly independent state ofTurk­menistan, Ak Welsapar’s Kobra (Cobra) examines the psy­chology of tyranny in respect to both the oppressed and the oppressors.   The current Turkmen president, whose portrait looms every­where in Ashgabat and elsewhere in the country, be it on the currency […]