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Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Opinion  /  Published 28.12.20

Unique problem with Arab World

Ten years ago this month, Mohamed Bouazizi, a street vendor in Tunisia, set himself alight in front of a government building in rage at the corrupt dictatorship that had ruined his young life. His sac...
By Gwynne Dyer in

Opinion  /  Published 10.09.20

A strange era: The end of liberalism

Those who follow international political developments have observed that there has been an increase in the number of countries with authoritarian heads of state. Surprisingly, most of these government...
By Anup Sinha in

India  /  Published 26.08.20

Aamir: what the Sangh forgot

The article features pictures from Aamir’s visit. One picture of Aamir wearing a Turkish hat is captioned: “Aamir presented with a Ertugal Hat in Turkey has a deeper political meaning than...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

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

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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

World  /  Published 02.04.19

Erdogan's party challenges results of local elections

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party on Tuesday appealed the results of local elections in Istanbul where preliminary results give the opposition a razor-thin victory, sounding confid...
By AP in Ankara

World  /  Published 01.04.19

Turkey elections: Is it a win or a loss for Erdogan?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in municipal elections but the Opposition's success in key cities dealt a significant blow to his party's dominance. According to unofficial res...
By AP in Istanbul


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