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How Erdogan’s dictatorial economics is fuelling Turkey’s inflation, throwing lira off track

With almost a year left for general elections, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s politics has started hurting its economy. Experts fear it’s not going to end well.
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FATF keeps Pakistan in grey list, adds Turkey, says Afghanistan ‘a concern’

The Financial Action Task Force says Pakistan has to ‘demonstrate’ it has taken action and effectively prosecuted UN-designated terrorists such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed.
Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters take to the streets during a rally in Sydney on 24 July 2021 as thousands of people gathered to demonstrate against the city's month-long stay-at-home orders. Photo: Steven Saphore/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Covid-19: Sydney exits lockdown after 4 months, while Romania struggles with 4th wave

ThePrint brings you some of the important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

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.
File image of a protest against attacks on journalists | Pixabay

What press freedom crackdowns from US to China to Turkey mean for investors

Restricted information flows can mask political & regulatory problems as well as corruption, raising the risks of doing business—particularly in more volatile emerging markets.
File image of Fırat Sunel, Turkey’s new ambassador to India | Twitter | @firatsunel

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’.
Turkish-made Bayraktar drone used by Azerbaijan | Source: ww.ssb.gov.tr

Pakistan eyes drones & deeper ties with Turkey, concerns in Delhi of possible triad with China

Pakistan President Arif Alvi Monday conferred the Nishan-e-Imtiaz, a military medal, on the Turkish commander Gen Umit Dundar, a move seen as further deepening of ties.
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.
Turkish aircraft being loaded with Covid relief supplies for India | Twitter | @tcsavunma

Turkey dispatches Covid aid to India as President Erdogan extends ‘helping hand’

Two Turkish military aircraft with Covid supplies like oxygen concentrators, tubes & ventilators will reach New Delhi late Wednesday.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar (right) and his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu during their meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on 29 March | Twitter/@MevlutCavusoglu

Turkey, India look to revitalise ties after Kashmir low as US changes Afghan strategy

Tensions between Indian and Turkey had heightened after Modi govt scrapped Article 370 in J&K in August 2019.
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.
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