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Why four important Islamic nations are angry with India

A short summary of Episode 408 of #CutTheClutter where Shekhar Gupta elaborates on India's relationship with Turkey, Iran, Malaysia and Indonesia.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | Praveen Jain |ThePrint

Not all Muslim nations love Modi. This is why Iran, Malaysia, Turkey don’t

In many parts of the Muslim world, Modi now appears to be the most intensely disliked Indian prime minister ever. And there is a pattern to it.
Aleppo

100 Pakistan mercenaries in Syria to fight on behalf of Turkey, says US journalist

Pakistani Shia mercenaries Pakistan have earlier fought in Syria on behalf of Iran, but this will be the first time its nationals collaborate with Turkey in the war-torn country.
Representational image of Turkish troops | Commons

Why Turkey is sending troops to a war-torn Libya ruled by two governments

Turkey’s decision comes in a bid to ‘ensure a ceasefire in Libya’. But as international criticism pours, ThePrint details the reasons behind Ankara's involvement.

China was biggest jailer of journalists in 2019, says press watchdog

China held at least 48 journalists for reasons related to their work, one more than in 2018, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a report.
Stock limits imposed on onions under the Essential Commodities Act led to skyrocketing prices late last year | File photo: PTI

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.
Cranes and shipping containers stand idle at the Port of Haydarpasa, also known as Haidar Pasha, on the Bosporus waterway, in Istanbul, Turkey

Modi govt plans to cut imports from Turkey, Malaysia as retaliation for Kashmir position

Modi govt is exploring stringent quality tests and a safeguard tax in addition to existing levies to limit imports from Turkey and Malaysia.

A Turkish artist has built a wall of shoes for women killed by domestic violence

In Turkey, when someone dies, there is a tradition of placing their shoes outside an entrance.
US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announcing the ceasefire | Twitter | @VP

US-Turkey agree to a ceasefire in Syria, Kurdish forces asked to withdraw

The ceasefire was announced after US Vice President Mike Pence travelled to Ankara to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Trump’s letter to Erdogan: are strongmen politicians redefining global diplomacy?

President Trump, in a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has threatened to ‘destroy’ Turkey’s economy if the invasion into northern Syria doesn’t stop.

On Camera

Animals have come home. Covid-19 lockdown gives control back into nature’s hands

With people in India and elsewhere locked down in homes due to the coronavirus, the peaceful reclamation of public spaces by animals is teaching us important lessons.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.