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

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.

24 October 2021

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

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


Turkey To Initiate Dialogue With Taliban Over Kabul Airport Plan

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


Merkel Meets Erdogan During Farewell Stop In Istanbul

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.

17 October 2021

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.


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

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.'

16 October 2020

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.

30 September 2021

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Turkey Discovers Large Natural Gas Reserve Off Black Sea

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

21 August 2020

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24 July 2020
Muslim Prayers In Istanbul's Hagia Sophia For The First Time In 86 Years

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

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

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

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...


11 July 2020
Turkey's President Formally Makes Iconic Hagia Sophia A Mosque

Turkey's President Formally Makes Iconic Hagia Sophia A Mosque

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


17 February 2020
India Serves 'Strong Demarche' On Turkey Over Erdogan's Kashmir Comments

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

'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.


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01 November 2019
We Must Not Make Turkey Our 'Enemy': Syrian Prez Bashar al-Assad

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

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...


17 October 2019
Mesut Ozil Stands By Germany Retirement, Recep Tayyip Erdogan Photo

Mesut Ozil Stands By Germany Retirement, Recep Tayyip Erdogan Photo

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 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

'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?

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

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...


10 October 2019
Hope Turkey Will 'Act Rationally' In Its Operation In North Syria: Donald Trump

Hope Turkey Will 'Act Rationally' In Its Operation In North Syria: Donald Trump

Warning of actions against Turkey's economy, Trump said that he would consider moves tougher than sanctions if Ankara does not do the operations in northern...


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09 October 2019
'Operation Peace Spring': Turkey Launches Attack On Syrian Kurds

'Operation Peace Spring': Turkey Launches Attack On Syrian Kurds

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump insisted the United States had not abandoned its Kurdish allies who were a crucial ally against IS.


26 September 2019
Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia To Launch TV Channel To Educate People On Islamic History

Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia To Launch TV Channel To Educate People On Islamic History

Misperceptions which bring people together against Muslims would be corrected; the issue of blasphemy would be properly contextualized; series and films would...


25 September 2019
Resolve Kashmir Issue Through Dialogue, Not Through Collision: Erdogan

Resolve Kashmir Issue Through Dialogue, Not Through Collision: Erdogan

"One of the problems to which the international community still does not devote enough attention is the Kashmir conflict, which awaits a solution for 72...


24 June 2019
Turkey President Erdogan's Party AFP Loses Re-run Of Istanbul Mayor Election

Turkey President Erdogan's Party AFP Loses Re-run Of Istanbul Mayor Election

Ekrem Imamoglu, a little-known district mayor at the start of the year, galvanised voters with a relentlessly positive campaign under the slogan, 'Everything...


12 March 2019
PM Modi Holds Telephonic Talks With Turkey President, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince,  Saudi Foreign Minister Calls On Him

PM Modi Holds Telephonic Talks With Turkey President, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Saudi Foreign Minister Calls On Him

Government sources said there was no offer of any mediation by any country to de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan even though Islamabad was...


24 December 2018
Order Signed For US Military's Controversial Syria Exit

Order Signed For US Military's Controversial Syria Exit

Trump and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by telephone on Sunday and 'agreed to ensure coordination between their countries' military, diplomatic and...


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