Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: Erdoğan

How Erdogan’s dictatorial economics is fuelling Turkey’s inflation, throwing lira off track

With almost a year left for general elections, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s politics has started hurting its economy. Experts fear it’s not going to end well.

Turkey, India look to revitalise ties after Kashmir low as US changes Afghan strategy

Tensions between Indian and Turkey had heightened after Modi govt scrapped Article 370 in J&K in August 2019.

Turkish President Erdogan removes two deputy finance ministers, appoints advisor

In November, central bank Governor Murat Uysal was fired by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the leader’s son-in-law Berat Albayrak resigned from his duties as finance minister.

Twitter, Facebook censorship of Trump is a gift to Putin, Erdogan

From the point of view of someone fighting authoritarian regimes in Russia, Turkey or elsewhere, it appears that US tech firms are aligning themselves with the political winners.

Turkey waging new war of economic liberation, says Erdogan after country’s currency falls

Erogan's speech follows the Turkish lira weakening to a record low of 8.3849 per dollar on Friday.

RSS mouthpiece accuses Aamir Khan of colluding against India after Turkish First Lady meeting

An article in Panchjanya accuses actor Aamir Khan of becoming a puppet of an enemy nation for a ‘few bucks’, ‘giving two hoots’ about his countrymen.

VHP slams Aamir Khan for his ‘love for anti-India forces’ as actor meets Turkish First Lady

Actor Aamir Khan had met First Lady Emine Erdogan on 15 August. He is in Turkey to shoot his next film, ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’.

Turkish President Erdogan reconverts 16th century Hagia Sophia cathedral into a mosque

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared the mosque open for worshiping Friday, hours after a high court annulled a 1934 decision that had turned it into a museum.

S Jaishankar’s remark on India’s friends: Sign of new confidence or misplaced arrogance?

External affairs minister S. Jaishankar has said India is "maybe getting to know" who its "friends really are" over criticisms on CAA, Kashmir and Delhi riots.

Modi govt ignores Turkey’s Kashmir criticism — because India needs its onions

Concerned by the shooting retail prices of onion, which is presently hovering between Rs 60 and Rs 100 per kg, the Modi govt is set to import 11,000 MT of onion from Turkey.

On Camera


Sania Mirza does it again. Just like she did on motherhood, Pakistani spouse and court-dress

Six Grand Slams and 47 titles didn't come easy for Sania Mirza who fought fatwas, questions on her patriotism and sexism to put Indian tennis on global stage.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


The MacMahon Line, with Arunachal Pradesh marked in red | Source: US Department of Defence

Behind teen’s ‘abduction’ on LAC in Arunachal, a legacy of colonial maps, empires and wars

It's not clear which side of LAC Miram Taron was on when he was ‘kidnapped’. Different perceptions of the border in India & China and competing maps make this tricky ground.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.