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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, Turkey | Photo: Kerem Uzel | Bloomberg

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.
A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

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 in Afghanistan. Erdogan, speaking in an interview with CNNTurk television, said he discussed ways with the leadership of Qatar on Wednesday on how to stop the advance of the Taliban and how the two countries can take a step toward “peace.” “The situation that the Afghan people are in is very difficult, they are experiencing troubling times with the Taliban,” Erdogan said. “Our relevant institutions are working on it, including talks with the Taliban, and I may also receive the leader of the Taliban,” he said without elaborating. Erdogan suggested he may receive someone from the Taliban leadership in Turkey, but it was unclear who exactly he was referring to and when such a meeting could occur. Taliban fighters have taken control of a number of provincial capitals in...
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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’.
Soldiers at the Turkish Military Training Centre at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photographer: Getty Images Agency\Anadolu via Bloomberg

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.
Erdogan at UN General Assembly

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.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Russia President Vladimir Putin | Photographer: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

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 President Donald Trump, left, walks with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's president

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.
US President-elect Joe Biden (file photo) | Commons

How Joe Biden’s election has jolted the world led by nationalist ‘alpha male’ leaders

In episode 632 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta decodes what Biden’s term would mean for nationalist leaders like Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Turkey’s Erdogan and India's Modi.
Farmers sort their onion crop | Representational image: ANI

India can’t afford a hurried resolution on MSP demand. It can cause chaos, long-term damage

A guaranteed MSP can be a procurement scheme, a price deficiency payment option, or a combination of both. What could be the implications for govt and the market?
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.