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Macron, lambasted for criticizing radical Islam, finds support in India

29 Oct 2020

Macron, lambasted for criticizing radical Islam, finds support in India

France's President Emmanuel Macron, who is facing the heat from Muslim nations for his views against radical Islam, got support from India on Wednesday, a move that shows the amicable ties between both the nations.

Charlie Hebdo's caricature featuring Erdogan deepens spat between Turkey, France

28 Oct 2020

Charlie Hebdo's caricature featuring Erdogan deepens spat between Turkey, France

France's satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, has become the latest reason for tensions between Paris and Ankara after Wednesday's edition mocked Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Aamir Khan meets Turkey's First Lady, draws criticism on Twitter

17 Aug 2020

Aamir Khan meets Turkey's First Lady, draws criticism on Twitter

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan was targeted by Twitter users (and rightly so) after he met Emine Erdogan, Turkey's First Lady, on a trip to Istanbul while shooting for his upcoming movie Laal Singh Chaddha.

Delhi riots: Iran condemns 'wave of organized violence' against Muslims

03 Mar 2020

Delhi riots: Iran condemns 'wave of organized violence' against Muslims

In a development that will not find many takers in India, Iran has officially spoken on the riots that rocked New Delhi last week and said it condemned the "wave of violence" against Indian Muslims.

Uber CEO calls Jamal Khashoggi's murder "mistake", apologizes after outrage

12 Nov 2019

Uber CEO calls Jamal Khashoggi's murder "mistake", apologizes after outrage

Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered last year, inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. His murder, allegedly ordered by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, sparked outrage and showed dissenting voices are shut.

Government of India issues travel advisory for Turkey

23 Oct 2019

Government of India issues travel advisory for Turkey

Indians traveling to Turkey have been advised by the government to exercise caution. On Wednesday, the Indian Embassy in Turkey issued a travel advisory and told them they can contact Indian missions if they need any assistance.

Trump threatens Turkey's economy in blunt letter to President Erdogan

17 Oct 2019

Trump threatens Turkey's economy in blunt letter to President Erdogan

United States President Donald Trump warned his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told him "not to be a fool" and threatened to destroy the country's economy in a striking letter sent on the day Turkey launched its incursion into northeastern Syria.

G20 summit: Trump, Modi to meet in Japan, discuss issues

25 Jun 2019

G20 summit: Trump, Modi to meet in Japan, discuss issues

President of United States, Donald Trump is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of G20 Summit which will be held in Japan's Osaka on June 28 and 29.

Report claims Saudi Prince knew about journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder

19 Jun 2019

Report claims Saudi Prince knew about journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder

The brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident journalist of Saudi Arabia, in October last year, garnered global attention.

Turkey slams Trump's Golan move as 'election gift' to Israeli-PM

26 Mar 2019

Turkey slams Trump's Golan move as 'election gift' to Israeli-PM

Turkey yesterday denounced US President Donald Trump's recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights as an "election gift" to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Ansar al-Tawhid jihadists kill 33 regime forces in northwest-Syria: Monitor

04 Mar 2019

Ansar al-Tawhid jihadists kill 33 regime forces in northwest-Syria: Monitor

At least 33 pro-regime fighters were killed yesterday in attacks mounted by jihadist groups near Idlib province, in the deadliest day in six months for loyalist forces, a monitor said.

Syrian jihadist group kills 21 regime forces in Idlib: Monitor

03 Mar 2019

Syrian jihadist group kills 21 regime forces in Idlib: Monitor

A Syrian jihadist group linked to al-Qaeda killed 21 regime and allied forces today near Idlib province, in one of the deadliest breaches of a six-month-old truce deal, a monitor said.

America cannot be the world's policeman: US President Trump

27 Dec 2018

America cannot be the world's policeman: US President Trump

America cannot be the policeman of the world, US President Donald Trump said during his first visit to Iraq as he urged other countries to share responsibilities.

Trump says discussed 'highly coordinated' Syria pullout with Erdogan

24 Dec 2018

Trump says discussed 'highly coordinated' Syria pullout with Erdogan

United States President Donald Trump said he discussed Syria and "the slow & highly coordinated pullout of US troops from the area" in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday.

'I can't breathe' were Jamal Khashoggi's final words, says report

10 Dec 2018

'I can't breathe' were Jamal Khashoggi's final words, says report

Jamal Khashoggi's final words were "I can't breathe," CNN has said, citing a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist's murder.

Khashoggi murder row: Trump supports 'steadfast partner' Saudi Arabia

21 Nov 2018

Khashoggi murder row: Trump supports 'steadfast partner' Saudi Arabia

President of United States Donald Trump maintained that Saudi Arabia was a great ally and that there was no 'definitive proof' that Mohammad bin Salman was involved in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi murder tapes don't implicate Crown Prince, says John Bolton

14 Nov 2018

Khashoggi murder tapes don't implicate Crown Prince, says John Bolton

Audio linked to Jamal Khashoggi's murder inside Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate does not implicate Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said yesterday, citing others who've heard the tapes.

#KhashoggiKilling: In disappointing-speech, Erdogan goes soft on Saudi, tapes unmentioned

23 Oct 2018

#KhashoggiKilling: In disappointing-speech, Erdogan goes soft on Saudi, tapes unmentioned

Addressing his AK Party in Parliament on Tuesday, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated.

How this man ordered the killing of Khashoggi via Skype

23 Oct 2018

How this man ordered the killing of Khashoggi via Skype

The murder of Washington Post columnist and dissident Saudi Arabia journalist Jamal Khashoggi has spelled trouble for the Kingdom and crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS).

Turkish President vows to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death

22 Oct 2018

Turkish President vows to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to reveal within days the "naked truth" over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Riyadh said it didn't know the whereabouts of his body and that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had been unaware of any operation to murder him.

Mesut Ozil named Arsenal's co-captain for 2018-19 season

11 Aug 2018

Mesut Ozil named Arsenal's co-captain for 2018-19 season

German international Mesut Ozil, who has been at the center of controversy in recent times, has been handed the co-captaincy of his club, Arsenal.

German keeper Manuel Neuer denies Ozil's racism claim

03 Aug 2018

German keeper Manuel Neuer denies Ozil's racism claim

Manuel Neuer has cited that the German Football Association (DFB) has always integrated players.

Ozil's accusations emphatically rejected by German FA

24 Jul 2018

Ozil's accusations emphatically rejected by German FA

In a statement released on Monday, the German Football Association (DFB) has claimed that it finds Mesut Ozil's accusations "incomprehensible in their tone and message".

Mesut Ozil announces international retirement, cites racial abuse as reason

23 Jul 2018

Mesut Ozil announces international retirement, cites racial abuse as reason

Arsenal and Germany mid-fielder, Mesut Ozil, took to Twitter to announce his international retirement.

Turkey: Train derails due to bad-weather, killing 10, injuring dozens

09 Jul 2018

Turkey: Train derails due to bad-weather, killing 10, injuring dozens

Ten people were killed and 73 injured today when a train packed with weekend passengers derailed in northwest Turkey, the Turkish Health Ministry said.

Turkish authorities sack 18,632 state employees in new decree

08 Jul 2018

Turkish authorities sack 18,632 state employees in new decree

Turkish authorities ordered the dismissal of more than 18,632 state employees including 8,998 police officers, soldiers, and academics, in a decree published today over suspected links to terror organizations and groups that "act against national security".

Turkey Presidential election: Erdogan claims outright victory in first round

25 Jun 2018

Turkey Presidential election: Erdogan claims outright victory in first round

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won tightly-contested presidential polls after securing outright victory in the first round, the election authority said, tightening his grip on the nation he has ruled for 15 years.

In a first, US to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

06 Dec 2017

In a first, US to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

President Donald Trump is reportedly soon going to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, making the US the first country to do so.

Putin proposes Syrian peace congress to end 6-year civil war

23 Nov 2017

Putin proposes Syrian peace congress to end 6-year civil war

Russian President Vladimir Putin has unveiled plans to hold a Syrian peace conference aimed at ending the six-year-long civil war.

US-Turkey suspend visa services over diplomatic row

09 Oct 2017

US-Turkey suspend visa services over diplomatic row

The arrest and detention of a US consulate worker in Istanbul last week seems to have strained US-Turkey diplomatic relations.

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi's speech draws international condemnation

22 Sep 2017

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi's speech draws international condemnation

Amid rampant violence against Rohingyas in the Rakhine state, Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is under increasing international pressure to act.

Myanmar urges Rohingyas to help hunt insurgents, as situation deteriorates

04 Sep 2017

Myanmar urges Rohingyas to help hunt insurgents, as situation deteriorates

Myanmar has urged members of the Rohingya Muslim community to cooperate with authorities searching for insurgents who launched coordinated attacks on security posts on August 26.

Istanbul: Police thwart Gay Pride protest

26 Jun 2017

Istanbul: Police thwart Gay Pride protest

With 'We are not scared' chants, LGBT protesters in Istanbul were seen fighting the police who fired rubber bullets at the activists who had gathered at the Takshim Square to hold their annual Gay Pride parade.

Turkey calls US decision to arm Syrian Kurds 'unacceptable'

11 May 2017

Turkey calls US decision to arm Syrian Kurds 'unacceptable'

Turkey has called US President Donald Trump's decision to arm Kurdish YPG militia in Syria against ISIS "unacceptable."

Trump's plan to arm Kurds against ISIS may irk Turkey

10 May 2017

Trump's plan to arm Kurds against ISIS may irk Turkey

US President Donald Trump has approved a plan to supply arms to Kurdish YPG forces to support an operation to retake the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, the Pentagon said.

Turkish President Erdogan, PM Modi to discuss NSG-membership, counter-terrorism, trade

01 May 2017

Turkish President Erdogan, PM Modi to discuss NSG-membership, counter-terrorism, trade

Turkish President Erdogan, who is on a two-day India visit, and PM Narendra Modi are expected to hold wide-ranging talks on issues like India's NSG membership, cooperation in counter-terrorism and trade.

India's global diplomacy stature: Cyprus seeks help in Turkey issue

30 Apr 2017

India's global diplomacy stature: Cyprus seeks help in Turkey issue

Evident of India's growing global diplomacy stature, Cyprus sought India's help in its reunification efforts with Turkey.

Turkey's Erdogan granted sweeping powers after referendum win

17 Apr 2017

Turkey's Erdogan granted sweeping powers after referendum win

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a referendum which expands his presidential powers and could allow him to stay in office until 2029.

Turkey ends Euphrates Shield military operation in Syria

30 Mar 2017

Turkey ends Euphrates Shield military operation in Syria

Turkish PM Binali Yildirim said his country has "successfully" ended its seven-month military campaign in northern Syria.

Turkey close to constitutional amendment expanding Erdogan's powers

21 Jan 2017

Turkey close to constitutional amendment expanding Erdogan's powers

Sources said Turkey is moving closer toward implementing constitutional reforms that will significantly bolster President Erdogan's powers.