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Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Opinion  /  Published 17.07.20

Shared treasure

The significance of historical monuments is seldom limited to the domain of aesthetics. Edifices and artifacts have, in the course of history, been appropriated by political projects. In fact, it can ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.20

Postcolonial ambitions

Turkey’s decision to reconvert the majestic Hagia Sophia monument in Istanbul into a mosque has led to near-universal dismay. Hagia Sophia, built as a church by the Byzantines, converted into a ...
By Arghya Sengupta in

World  /  Published 13.07.20

Pope Francis pained by Hagia Sophia shift

Pope Francis said on Sunday he was hurt by Turkey’s decision to make Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum a mosque, the latest religious leader to condemn the move. “My thoughts go to Ist...
By Reuters in Vatican City

Opinion  /  Published 12.07.20

Err-dogan?

Err-dogan? By announcing that Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia should go back to being mosque from museum, did president Recep Tayyip Erdogan turn the clock back on Turkey? Or was he merely continuing t...
By Upala Sen in

World  /  Published 11.07.20

Hagia Sophia ‘now a mosque’

President Tayyip Erdogan declared Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia open to Muslim prayer as a mosque on Friday after a top court ruled that the ancient building’s conversion to a museum by modern T...
By Reuters in Istanbul

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.19

What was there in Erdogan's dustbin?

Less than a fortnight ago, here’s what was recovered from the waste bin of the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan — a letter. The missive contained the exhortation: “Don’t be a tough gu...
By Upala Sen in

World  /  Published 16.10.19

Turkey urges Kurdish fighters to lay down their arms

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey on Wednesday called on Kurdish fighters battling his troops in northeastern Syria to lay down their weapons and withdraw from the border area “this very nigh...
By Ben Hubbard/New York Times News Service in

World  /  Published 14.10.19

Syria army deploys in Kurd militia-held areas

Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt US retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than 24 hou...
By Reuters in Beirut

World  /  Published 14.10.19

US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible

The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey's invasion could fuel a broader war.Defense secretary M...
By AP in Washington

World  /  Published 26.10.18

Erdogan to Saudis: Who ordered killing?

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged Saudi Arabia on Friday to disclose who ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, as well as the location of his body, heightening internation...
By Reuters in Istanbul


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