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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Recep Tayyip Erdogan


Battle of Çanakkale/Gallipoli: What Erdogan remarks on Kashmir mean

February 18, 2020 9:57 am

Erdogan has compared Kashmir to Çanakkale — the World War I battle that built several national identities.

Erdogan remarks on J&K: Govt summons Turkey envoy, issues demarche

February 18, 2020 2:41 am

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Erdogan’s remarks reflected “neither an understanding of history nor of the conduct of diplomacy” and would have “strong implications” on India’s ties with Turkey.

India issues demarche to Turkey, says President Erdogan's remarks on Kashmir 'distort events of past'

February 17, 2020 7:39 pm

Adding that India finds Erdogan's remarks "completely unacceptable," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the episode is "but one more example of a pattern of Turkey interfering in the internal affairs of other countries. We particularly reject the repeated attempts by Turkey to justify the cross border terrorism practiced so blatantly by Pakistan."

View From The Neighbourhood: Praising Erdogan

February 17, 2020 12:05 am

A weekly look at the public conversations shaping ideas beyond borders — in the Subcontinent.

Day after Erdogan backs Pakistan on Kashmir, India responds: Don't interfere in internal affairs

February 15, 2020 9:59 am

The MEA rejected all references to Jammu and Kashmir made by the Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying it was an integral and inalienable part of India.

Explained: Why Erdogan’s praise of Pak and attack on India fits into a pattern

February 15, 2020 11:30 am

The Turkey-Pakistan friendship goes back to the days of the Cold War, when both countries were American allies.

Turkey-backed fighters push Syrian forces out of key town

February 06, 2020 10:36 am

An observer group and activists say Syrian opposition fighters supported by Turkish artillery fire have expelled government troops from a key town in Syria's northwest hours after the soldiers fought their way in.

Turkey hits back after Syrian shells kill Turkish troops

February 04, 2020 9:58 am

Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Turkish forces had hit 54 targets in Idlib in retaliation and "neutralised" 76 Syrian government soldiers, the state-owned Anadolu agency reported.

EU cuts pre-accession aid to Turkey by 75%

January 18, 2020 6:26 pm

In a letter seen by German media, the EU has unveiled cuts in aid to Turkey over illegal gas drilling off Cyprus' coast and military operations in Syria. But Brussels stopped short of ending democracy promotion projects.

Istanbul’s new mayor outlines gross mismanagement under Erdogan’s allies

December 24, 2019 8:17 am

After reviewing his city’s books, the new mayor of Istanbul, Ekrem Imamoglu, said he would battle a $100 billion plan to cut a new shipping lane parallel to the Bosporus Strait.