Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicRecep Tayyip Erdogan

Topic: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey’s Erdogan gets ready for rocky 4 years of Joe Biden

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his advisers know Joe Biden well, but that isn’t necessarily a plus with US sanctions against Turkey ready to deploy & held back to date only by Trump.

Populist leaders such as Modi, Netanyahu, Erdogan may regret their embrace of Trump

Indian leaders are reduced to hoping Biden won’t make same mistakes they did, will look beyond who’s in power at the moment and focus on long-term ties.

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

Macron, Erdogan, Imran Khan must respond as leaders, not politicians

Macron, Erdogan & Khan currently face grave political, economic crises at home. Their concern for French Muslims is hard to square with silence over persecution of Muslims in China.

Imran Khan calls for unity against ‘Islamophobia’ in the West in letter to Muslim leaders

In the letter, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted 'cycles of violence' and said that Muslim leaders need to reach out to Western countries and educate them on Islam.

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.

Photos of Turkey’s First Lady with Hermes bag surfaces amid calls for French goods boycott

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had called for the boycott amid a widening rift with France following President Macron stating that Islam was a religion in crisis all over the world.

Muslim world faces divide after Erdogan takes on France for its crackdown on radical Islam

Erdogan has been feuding with French President Macron over his characterization of Islam as a religion 'in crisis' & crackdown on Islamists since the beheading of a French teacher.

Why Trump is headed for defeat while fellow populists Modi & Erdogan thrive

It's too late for Trump to learn from Erdogan & Modi, his fellow elected demagogues who continue to win elections despite presiding over multiple political and economic disasters.

How Turkey’s Erdogan is getting away with his foreign policy adventurism

For Erdogan, the absence of a red flag is a green flag. If you’re looking for a unifying theory, it is this: Turkey’s president does what he does because he gets away with it.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

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.