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Turkey begins trial of 20 suspects in Jamal Khashoggi murder, including 2 top Saudi officials

The trial comes six months after a Saudi court sentenced five people to death for the 2018 murder, which it ruled wasn’t premeditated.
A municipal worker squirts hand sanitizer into the hand of a pedestrian in Istanbul on May 14. | Bloomberg

Turkey declares ‘#MissionAccomplished’ against coronavirus

Erdogan, who has been governing Turkey for almost 20 years, has long prioritised the country’s health system, dramatically easing access to free health services.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan is binge-watching Ertuğrul during Covid, recommending Turkish shows to Pakistanis

To say that Pakistan’s roots lie in India is borderline blasphemy. We are first Arabs or Turks. So it’s not a surprise that Pakistanis have localised Ertuğrul.
Erdogan at UN General Assembly

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.

On Camera

Uyghur Muslim women in the Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China

TV anchors outrage over Uyghurs in China, but stay quiet about Indian Muslims

After cheering the ban on Chinese apps, the latest coping mechanism of Indian TV news seems to be focusing on the plight of the Uyghur Muslims in China.
The Reserve Bank of India | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI’s March rate cut was biggest surprise in history of monetary policy panel, paper says

India’s rate-setting panel is due to meet in the first week of August as the economy heads toward its first annual contraction in more than four decades.

Defence

Army Chief General MM Naravane (2nd R) during his visit along along the border in Jammu, Samba and Pathankot region

Army chief Narvane visits forward areas along IB in Pathankot-Jammu region

During the visit, the Army chief reviewed the security situation and emphasised on 'zero tolerance' against ceasefire violations by Pakistan and infiltration attempts.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.