Erdogan

Will Turkey upend NATO expansion? US officials seek clarity

Erdogan, who has grown increasingly authoritarian over the years, is known to be an unpredictable leader and has been at clear odds with what Turkish diplomats in his government have said.

published on : 18th May 2022

Ukraine war: Turkish President Recep Erdogan talks to Ukraine's Zelenskyy

Ankara, which has close ties with both Russia and Ukraine, has positioned itself as a neutral party.

published on : 26th March 2022

Turkish President Erdogan to tell Putin to be 'architect of peace'

Erdogan, who has been trying to broker peace between Moscow and Kyiv, made the comments while returning from an emergency NATO summit in Brussels.

published on : 25th March 2022

Israel’s president travels to Turkey as countries heal rift

Turkey and Israel were once close allies, but the relationship frayed under Erdogan, who is an outspoken critic of Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians.

published on : 9th March 2022

Ilker Ayci declines Tata Sons offer to head Air India

Known as a close aide of President Erdoğan, Ayci served Turkish Airlines as its chairman from 2015 to 2022.

published on : 1st March 2022

Power games: Sreedharan’s faulty Metro math

Looks like the laurels bestowed on E Sreedharan were excessive, if not misplaced.

published on : 28th February 2022

Turkey 'silences critics' with presidential insult law

In 2020, more than 31,000 people were indicted for alleged contempt of the president and 36,000 in 2019, according to official judicial statistics. 

published on : 21st February 2022

Turkish President Erdogan tests positive for Covid-19

The country's daily number of cases has risen to over 100,000 in recent weeks, which officials have attributed to the highly contagious Omicron variant.

published on : 5th February 2022

Erdogan slams Biden, accuses West of making Ukraine crisis 'worse'

Erdogan has tried to position Turkey, which is a member of the NATO defence alliance, as a neutral mediator close to both Moscow and Kyiv.

published on : 4th February 2022

Turkey: 19 migrants now found dead at border with Greece

Turkey has blamed Greece for the deaths, accusing Greek border guards of illegally pushing the migrants back over the frontier.

published on : 3rd February 2022

NATO says Russian buildup in Belarus is biggest in 30 years

Russia now has more than 100,000 troops stationed near Ukraine's northern and eastern borders, raising concern that Moscow might invade again, as it did in 2014, and destabilize the Ukrainian economy.

published on : 3rd February 2022

Turkish journalist jailed before trial for Erdogan insult

Under the insult law, tens of thousands have been prosecuted for targeting Erdogan since he became president in 2014 after more than a decade as prime minister.

published on : 23rd January 2022

Turkey's inflation hits a 19-year high as lira falls

Inflation has been rising  while the lira has been slumping to record lows after the country's central bank, under pressure from Erdogan cut a key interest rate by 5 percentage points in September.

published on : 3rd January 2022

Social media a 'threat to democracy': Turkish President Erdogan

Erdogan's government plans to pursue legislation to criminalize spreading fake news and disinformation online, but critics say the proposed changes would tighten restrictions on free speech.

published on : 11th December 2021

Turkey calls for Israeli 'sensitivity' toward Palestinians

Erdogan told a group of journalists in Qatar that better ties with Israel would be 'beneficial' for peace in the wider region.

published on : 8th December 2021
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