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Turkish finance minister, President Erdogan’s son-in-law, quits post over ‘health’ reasons

42-year-old Berat Albayrak announced on Instagram he was stepping down from his post for health reasons and would spend more time with his family. He was appointed minister of finance and treasury in July 2018.
FILE - In this Sunday, June 23, 2019 file photo, Turkey's Minister of Treasury and Finance Berat Albayrak, followed by his father-in-law and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, casts his ballot at a polling station in Istanbul (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, June 23, 2019 file photo, Turkey's Minister of Treasury and Finance Berat Albayrak, followed by his father-in-law and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, casts his ballot at a polling station in Istanbul (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 10:00 AM IST
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Ankara | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Karan Manral

The challenge ahead for terror-hit France | Opinion

The challenge for France is not easy. The idea that education, hard work and following French laws and customs led to upward mobility has been challenged in recent years and Covid-19 has only highlighted it
Secularism or(AFP)
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Updated on Oct 31, 2020 10:27 PM IST
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French prez Macron says he understands Muslim feelings on Prophet image

Macron’s interview comes amid widespread protests in Muslim countries and calls to boycott French products over the cartoons that many Muslims find offensive.
Kashmiri Muslims shout slogans during a protest against the publications of a cartoon of Prophet Mohammad in France and French President Emmanuel Macron's comments, in Srinagar.(REUTERS)
Kashmiri Muslims shout slogans during a protest against the publications of a cartoon of Prophet Mohammad in France and French President Emmanuel Macron's comments, in Srinagar.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 09:10 PM IST
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Terror returns to France | HT Editorial

India has done well to stand with France against extremism and violence
A police officer stands near Notre Dame church, where a knife attack took place, Nice, France, October 29, 2020(REUTERS)
A police officer stands near Notre Dame church, where a knife attack took place, Nice, France, October 29, 2020(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 10:12 PM IST
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Imran Khan punched above his weight; snubbed by Saudi Arabia, Iran

The change in stance adopted by Saudi Arabia and Iran is a reflection of Pakistan’s changing equations in the Middle East, a fallout of its growing partnership with Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Pakistan’s proximity to Turkey was on full display this month at the Financial Action Task Force plenary session(Facebook/ImrankhanOfficial)
Pakistan’s proximity to Turkey was on full display this month at the Financial Action Task Force plenary session(Facebook/ImrankhanOfficial)
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 05:38 AM IST
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Turkish leaders condemn Charlie Hebdo cartoon of Erdogan

The cartoon depicted Erdogan in his underwear holding a drink and lifting the skirt of a woman wearing an Islamic dress.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and French President Emmanuel Macron(AFP)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and French President Emmanuel Macron(AFP)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 01:28 PM IST
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Ankara | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi

Turkish lira drops to record low over US sanction threat

The lira dropped another 1.3 per cent to 8.06 against the dollar, a day after Erdogan dared Washington to impose sanctions after the NATO-member country tested the S-400 air defense system it purchased from Russia.
A merchant counts Turkish lira banknotes at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey.(REUTERS)
A merchant counts Turkish lira banknotes at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 26, 2020 07:46 PM IST
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Ankara | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi

Turkey tried to open a back door for Pakistan at FATF, China bailed out

Pakistan can get off the FATF grey list only after the watchdog concludes that it has not only created the legal framework to curb terror financing but is also enforcing the laws.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been accused by the opposition of pushing stringent laws, ostensibly required to fulfil its FATF commitments, that can be used to target them(REUTERS)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been accused by the opposition of pushing stringent laws, ostensibly required to fulfil its FATF commitments, that can be used to target them(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 06:05 PM IST
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Erdogan confirms Russian S-400 tests despite US objections

Ankara insists it was forced to purchase the Russian system after Washington refused to sell it the US Patriot system. It also argues that it’s Ankara’s sovereign right to buy the system it wants.
Washington has strongly objected to NATO member Turkey’s acquisition of the Russian anti-aircraft system saying the S-400s are a threat to the stealth fighter jets and wouldn’t be interoperable with NATO systems.(Reuters file photo)
Washington has strongly objected to NATO member Turkey’s acquisition of the Russian anti-aircraft system saying the S-400s are a threat to the stealth fighter jets and wouldn’t be interoperable with NATO systems.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 07:20 PM IST
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Istanbul | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Donald Trump and the strongmen: How US leader fell for autocrats

In a recording, the US president admitted he was fond of authoritarian leaders, telling journalist Bob Woodward the “tougher and meaner” they are, “the better I get along with them.”
President Donald Trump with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea in June 2019.(AP File Photo)
President Donald Trump with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea in June 2019.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 11:19 AM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

India slams Turkish President Erdogan’s Kashmir remarks at UNGA

T S Tirumurti, India’s permanent representative to the UN, told Turkey to “learn to respect the sovereignty of other nations” after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raised the Kashmir issue in his address at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday
In this image made from UNTV video, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, speaks in a pre-recorded message that was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 22 at the UN headquarters in New York.(AP)
In this image made from UNTV video, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, speaks in a pre-recorded message that was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 22 at the UN headquarters in New York.(AP)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 11:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Intel agencies to probe new Turkish NGO outreach in Kashmir: Official

A more intensive probe could be ordered later against identified Turkish groups that are believed to have crossed the red lines, he said
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been critical of India’s decision to scrap Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, mirroring Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s approach.(AFP)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been critical of India’s decision to scrap Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, mirroring Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s approach.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 05:22 PM IST
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Turkey’s Erdogan chases Ottoman dream, ends up unsettling West Asia | Analysis

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reinvented himself from a model democrat to the new champion of Islamism, and has been critical of UAE and Bahrain for establishing diplomatic relations with Israel.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has been leaning towards Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan who has been mobilising support among Islamic countries for a front outside the Saudi Arabia-led OIC
Prime Minister Imran Khan has been leaning towards Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan who has been mobilising support among Islamic countries for a front outside the Saudi Arabia-led OIC
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 04:37 PM IST
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Turkey’s Erdogan to join hundreds of worshippers for prayers in Hagia Sophia after conversion

Erdogan issued a decree restoring the iconic sixth-century building as a mosque this month after a Turkish high court ruled that the Hagia Sophia had been illegally made into a museum more than eight decades ago. The move was met with dismay in Greece and the United States and from Christian church leaders.
On Thursday, the Turkish leader, joined by a large entourage, paid a surprise visit to inspect final preparations at the structure, including the unveiling of a sign at the entrance that reads: “The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque.”(Reuters)
On Thursday, the Turkish leader, joined by a large entourage, paid a surprise visit to inspect final preparations at the structure, including the unveiling of a sign at the entrance that reads: “The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque.”(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 07:51 AM IST
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Istanbul, Turkey | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Why Erdogan is wrong on Hagia Sophia | HT Editorial

To push his majoritarian Islamist politics, he is reversing Turkey’s rich history
Mr Erdogan is now trying to push, under the garb of restoring past historic glory, majoritarian political measures(AP)
Mr Erdogan is now trying to push, under the garb of restoring past historic glory, majoritarian political measures(AP)
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 06:49 PM IST
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Turkey’s Erdogan refuses minister’s resignation over pandemic response

Soylu came in for fierce criticism after a 48-hour nationwide shutdown to counter the spread of the coronavirus was announced on Friday night with just two hours’ notice, sparking panic-buying.
File photo of Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.(AFP)
File photo of Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 13, 2020 09:30 AM IST
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Istanbul | ByAgence France-Presse

Turkey witnesses disturbing spike in coronavirus cases

Turkey has been reporting some 3,000 covid-19 infections a day in the last few days, with cases shooting up from zero to over 34,000 in just about four weeks.
Wearing a protective suit, a research and development company worker overseas the production of coronavirus testing kits in Gebze, northwestern Turkey, Monday, March 23, 2020.(AP)
Wearing a protective suit, a research and development company worker overseas the production of coronavirus testing kits in Gebze, northwestern Turkey, Monday, March 23, 2020.(AP)
Published on Apr 09, 2020 07:52 AM IST
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Turkish President Erdogan vows strong military action if Syria truce violated

The cease-fire arranged by Turkey and Russia, which support opposing sides in the conflict, halted a three-month air and ground campaign by the Syrian government against the rebel-held province.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said there had been a number of small violations of the truce, which Turkey was monitoring carefully.(AP)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said there had been a number of small violations of the truce, which Turkey was monitoring carefully.(AP)
Updated on Mar 11, 2020 06:57 PM IST
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Ankara | ByAssociated Press

Turkish president Erdogan’s former ally to form political party

Ali Babacan, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey responsible for economy said that the party will be called ‘Democracy and Advance Party’ which means cure, reports Duvar news website.
Ali Babacan, Turkey’s former deputy Prime Minister y, had resigned from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK Party in July 2019.(REUTERS FIle Photo)
Ali Babacan, Turkey’s former deputy Prime Minister y, had resigned from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK Party in July 2019.(REUTERS FIle Photo)
Published on Mar 09, 2020 04:20 PM IST
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Bloomberg, Ankara | ByFirat Kozok

33 Turkish soldiers killed in Syria’s Idlib as tensions between Damascus and Ankara escalate

Dozens more soldiers were injured and taken to Turkey for treatment, Rahmi Dogan, governor of Turkish Hatay bordering Syria, said. Turkey has urged the Syrian regime to withdraw from Turkish observation posts in Idlib, while Moscow has accused Ankara of aiding “terrorists” in Syria.
The heavy losses in northwestern Idlib come after weeks of growing tensions between rebel supporter Ankara and Damascus ally Moscow.(AP (Image for representation purpose))
The heavy losses in northwestern Idlib come after weeks of growing tensions between rebel supporter Ankara and Damascus ally Moscow.(AP (Image for representation purpose))
Published on Feb 28, 2020 09:49 AM IST
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Ankara | ByAssociated Press

India lodges protest with Turkey over president Erdogan’s Kashmir remark

Turkey’s top leaders apparently ignored India’s repeated protests about non-interference in the Kashmir issue because they were intent on going ahead with efforts to project their country as a leader of Muslims around the world, said people familiar with developments.
Turkey’s latest provocation was Erdogan’s remarks on Kashmir at an address to a joint session of Pakistan’s Parliament where he said latest developments in the region highlighted the urgency of finding a solution.(Reuters File Photo)
Turkey’s latest provocation was Erdogan’s remarks on Kashmir at an address to a joint session of Pakistan’s Parliament where he said latest developments in the region highlighted the urgency of finding a solution.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2020 04:06 AM IST
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Donald Trump calls for Russia to stop backing Syrian ‘atrocities’

In a call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trump “expressed concern over the violence in Idlib, Syria and... conveyed the United States’ desire to see an end to Russia’s support for the Assad regime’s atrocities.”
Backed by Russian air strikes, Syrian government forces have kept up the assault in Idlib and areas of neighbouring Aleppo and Latakia provinces since December.(Reuters image)
Backed by Russian air strikes, Syrian government forces have kept up the assault in Idlib and areas of neighbouring Aleppo and Latakia provinces since December.(Reuters image)
Updated on Feb 17, 2020 07:15 AM IST
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Turkey’s Erdogan says his country has ‘no intention to invade Syrian territory’

Speaking at an event of his ruling party in Istanbul, Erdogan noted that the problem in Idlib, the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria, would not be resolved until the government forces are drawn to the limits set by the Sochi deal.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan(Reuters image)
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan(Reuters image)
Updated on Feb 16, 2020 07:29 AM IST
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Ankara, Turkey | ByAsian News International

Death toll in Turkey earthquake rises to 20, rescue teams search for survivors under rubble

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said all steps were being taken to aid people affected by the quake, which caused widespread fear.
Rescue workers search on a collapsed building after an earthquake in Elazig, Turkey, January 25, 2020.(REUTERS)
Rescue workers search on a collapsed building after an earthquake in Elazig, Turkey, January 25, 2020.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 25, 2020 11:49 AM IST
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Elazig, Turkey | ByAgence France-Presse

Arsenal’s Ozil condemns Muslim silence over Uighurs

China has faced growing international condemnation for setting up a vast network of camps in Xinjiang aimed at homogenising the Uighur population to reflect China’s majority Han culture.
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil(REUTERS)
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 14, 2019 10:17 AM IST
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Istanbul | ByAFP

S-400 missile defence system delivery on track, India makes $850 million payment

India and Russia had signed a deal worth an estimated $5.4-billion for five S-400 systems during the annual summit of leaders of the two countries in October last year.
File photo of Russian army S-400 Triumph medium-range and long-range surface-to-air missile systems at a rehearsal before the World War 2 anniversary in Moscow.(File photo: Reuters)
File photo of Russian army S-400 Triumph medium-range and long-range surface-to-air missile systems at a rehearsal before the World War 2 anniversary in Moscow.(File photo: Reuters)
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 09:11 AM IST
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens to open Europe gates for refugees

Erdogan held talks with Hungarian nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban -- a rare EU ally -- in Budapest where several hundred people demonstrated over Ankara’s deadly military offensive in Syria, with placards calling the Turkish leader a “genocidal dictator”.
Erdogan has called on EU countries to provide more financial support for his plan to create the safe zone.(AP FILE)
Erdogan has called on EU countries to provide more financial support for his plan to create the safe zone.(AP FILE)
Published on Nov 08, 2019 07:36 AM IST
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Budapest | ByPress Trust of India

Turkey, Kurds trade accusations over shaky Syria truce

The deal announced late Thursday is intended to halt a Turkish-led offensive against Kurdish forces launched on October 9, on condition they pull out of a “safe zone” on the Syrian side of the border.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan(AP Photo)
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan(AP Photo)
Updated on Oct 20, 2019 06:35 AM IST
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Ras al-Ain, Syria | ByAgence France-Presse

Turkey agrees with US to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw

Trump paved the way for the week-long Turkish incursion by withdrawing US troops but he later imposed sanctions and threatened to destroy the NATO ally’s economy as he came under fire at home.
The agreement for the 120-hour pause eased what had escalated into an unprecedented crisis between the United States and Turkey, but critics quickly accused President Donald Trump of again abandoning Kurdish allies(REUTERS)
The agreement for the 120-hour pause eased what had escalated into an unprecedented crisis between the United States and Turkey, but critics quickly accused President Donald Trump of again abandoning Kurdish allies(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 07:12 AM IST
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Ankara | ByAgence France-Presse

Turkey may be ‘responsible’ for executions of Kurds in Syria: UN

The UN warned Tuesday that reported summary executions of civilians in northeastern Syria carried out by pro-Turkish fighters could amount to a “war crime” and that Ankara could be “deemed responsible”.
Rupert Colville, spokesperson of UN, asked Turkey to immediately launch an impartial, transparent and independent investigation into both incidents.(AP Photo)
Rupert Colville, spokesperson of UN, asked Turkey to immediately launch an impartial, transparent and independent investigation into both incidents.(AP Photo)
Updated on Oct 15, 2019 05:07 PM IST
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Geneva | ByAgence France-Presse
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