Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicRecep Tayyip Erdogan

Topic: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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.

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.

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.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.