Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicRecep Tayyip Erdogan

Topic: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Church, museum & UNESCO heritage site, mosque — Turkey’s Hagia Sophia has been all that & more

Built as a cathedral, it was made a mosque in 1453 by Ottomans. In 1934, it became a museum, but was redisgnated a mosque in 2020. On Saturday ‘taraweeh‘ prayers were held here after 88 years.

Is Putin a keeper? The crucial question for Erdogan as he burns bridges with US

The Sochi summit between Erdogan and Putin was meant to represent the next step in Turkey’s uncoupling from US. But judging by the post-summit spin, no important decisions were reached.

What is the Cyprus-Turkey issue Jaishankar referred to after Erdogan’s Kashmir remark at UNGA

President Erdogan at UNGA says Turkey in favour of Kashmir issue being resolved. Hours later, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar tweets saying UNSC resolutions on Cyprus must be respected.

Turkey’s Erdogan says he may receive Taliban leader to discuss situation in Afghanistan

Turkey: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday he may receive the leader of the militant Taliban group to discuss the deteriorating security situation...

India, Turkey don’t need ‘reset’, partners can have opposing view on issues: Turkish envoy

In an exclusive interview, new Turkish ambassador Fırat Sunel says Turkey considers India a ‘friendly country’. On Afghan situation, he says ‘Taliban also a part of Afghan society’.

Turkey gears up for risky Afghan mission that no one else wants

Looking to secure Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International, Turkish President has his eye on the possible rewards, like repairing ties with US that were strained by years of disputes.

The West should help Turkey end Syria’s civil war, Erdogan writes

The Joe Biden administration must stay true to its campaign pledges and work with us to end the tragedy in Syria and to defend democracy.

City in Amazon runs out of oxygen, Erdogan gets Sinovac jab & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Erdogan is trying to reconcile with the West, but Putin is betting against it

From Azerbaijan to Syria to Libya, Erdogan’s drive to rebuild Turkey’s influence as a regional power has forced Russia to roll back its ambitions.

US plans to sanction Turkey for buying Russian S-400 missiles

Donald Trump, who has long highlighted his personal rapport with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, had resisted bipartisan calls from Congress to punish Turkey for the deal with Russia.

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Galle Face Green the popular promenade in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has become ground zero for the protest against the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. | Photo: Regina Mihindukulasuriya

Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.