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Turkey To Expel 10 Ambassadors Including US Envoy For Supporting Release Of Jailed Philanthropist

Oct 24, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The envoys had issued a statement earlier this week calling for a resolution to the case of Osman Kavala, a businessman and philanthropist held in prison since 2017.

Merkel Meets Erdogan During Farewell Stop In Istanbul

Oct 17, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he hopes to continue working well with the new German government during Chancellor Angela Merkel's farewell visit to the country.

Turkish President Erdogan Meets Russian Putin To Discuss War-Torn Syria

The talks between the two presidents come amid an increase in airstrikes on Turkey-backed opposition fighters' positions in northern Syria, especially in the province of Idlib.

With 'Reformed Taliban', Turkish President Erdogan Signals To Develop Afghanistan

Aug 29, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey wants to help Afghanistan, but for that doors need to be opened.

Europe Wants To Avoid Refugee Crisis After Taliban Takeover In Afghanistan

Except for those who helped Western forces in the country's two-decade war, the message to Afghans considering fleeing to Europe is: If you must leave, go to neighboring countries, but don't come here.

20 July, 2021

Turkey To Initiate Dialogue With Taliban Over Kabul Airport Plan

Associated Press (AP)

On Tuesday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan acknowledged that the Taliban had some ‘discomforts’ over Turkey’s proposed plans for Hamid Karzai International Airport.

15 October, 2020

Turkey’s ‘Neo-Ottoman’ Vision For West Asia, Mediterranean

Talmiz Ahmad

President Erdogan has drawn on two of Turkey’s earlier, mutually-reinforcing traditions – Islam and the Ottomanism, to shape his vision of 'Islam’s last fortress.'

21 August, 2020

Turkey Discovers Large Natural Gas Reserve Off Black Sea

Associated Press (AP)

The news was broadcast with some fanfare in Turkey and people greeted it with some hope for the economy.

24 July, 2020

Muslim Prayers In Istanbul's Hagia Sophia For The First Time In 86 Years

Associated Press (AP)

Orthodox church leaders in Greece and the United States, meanwhile, were scheduled to observe 'a day of mourning' over the inaugural prayers in Hagia Sophia.

11 July, 2020

Why Hagia Sophia, Turkey And The Charismatic Figure Of Erdogan Bristle With Resonances For India

Asim Ali

When populist strongmen have little else to offer, they offer pride. But if Erdogan has at times been a tougher demagogue than his Indian alter-ego, the collapse of liberal-secular values seems deeper in Indian society.

11 July, 2020

Turkey's President Formally Makes Iconic Hagia Sophia A Mosque

Associated Press (AP)

Recep Tayyip Erdogan had demanded that Hagia Sophia be turned back into a mosque despite widespread international criticism. The move could also deepen tensions with neighboring Greece.

17 February, 2020

India Serves 'Strong Demarche' On Turkey Over Erdogan's Kashmir Comments


MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India rejected the repeated attempts by Turkey to justify the cross-border terrorism 'practised so blatantly' by Pakistan.

15 February, 2020

'Develop Proper Understanding Of Facts': India Tells Erdogan Not To Interfere On Kashmir


Erdogan had compared the 'struggle of Kashmiri people' with that of fight by Turkish people against foreign domination during the World War I.

01 November, 2019

We Must Not Make Turkey Our 'Enemy': Syrian Prez Bashar al-Assad

Outlook Web Bureau

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said however that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan himself was an 'enemy' due to policies hostile to Syria and opposed by most of his country's political elite.

17 October, 2019

Mesut Ozil Stands By Germany Retirement, Recep Tayyip Erdogan Photo

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Mesut Ozil insists he regrets neither his infamous photo with controversial Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan nor his international retirement

15 October, 2019

Trump Imposes Sanctions On Turkey Over Syrian Offensive, Calls For Ceasefire


Trump asserted that his administration will aggressively use economic sanctions to target those who enable, facilitate, and finance heinous acts in Syria.

10 October, 2019

'Hey, Wake Up': Erdogan Threatens To Flood EU With Refugees If It Criticises Syria Operation


Turkey launched an operation into Syrian territory on Wednesday, aimed at combating Kurdish militants tied to insurgents in its own territory.

10 October, 2019

After Syria, Will Trump’s 'Unmatched Wisdom' Now Show Up in Afghanistan Next?

Shastri Ramachandaran

If the US withdraws from Afghanistan, India, which has steadfastly supported the US, would be sidelined in favour of the Taliban, with which the US has resumed talks.

Photo Gallery

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel with Minister of State (Industries) Jagdish Vishwakarma during the curtain raiser for the 10th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2022, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Kunal Patil

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel speaks during the curtain raiser for the 10th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2022, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Kunal Patil

Tourists at Ridge on a cold winter day in Shimla.

PTI Photo

Opposition parties' MPs wear black bands to protest over suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MP's during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders take part in a dharna near the Mahatma Gandhi statue demanding revocation of suspended Rajya Sabha members, at Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

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