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  • India must watch out for the China-Turkey-Pakistan troika Aug 07, 2020 04:09 PM IST

    India must watch out for the China-Turkey-Pakistan troika

    Turkey provides Pakistan the emotional, ideological, and political support, while China is providing both with material and political support. With China's support, the Kashmir issue has thrice been discussed in the UN Security Council since August 5, 2019

  • Explained: Hagia Sophia's history of conflict and faith Jul 23, 2020 04:40 PM IST

    Explained: Hagia Sophia's history of conflict and faith

    The 6th century monument, which remains the main feature of the Istanbul skyline, has a history rich with symbolism.

  • Turkey's iconic Hagia Sophia museum turned back into mosque: What you need to know Jul 13, 2020 07:05 PM IST

    Turkey's iconic Hagia Sophia museum turned back into mosque: What you need to know

    The huge structure that Hagia Sophia is, was constructed 1,500 years ago, in the year 537, by Byzantine emperor Justinian. It remained a property of the Byzantine Empire for centuries until the year 1453, when Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II captured Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) and performed Friday prayers inside the structure to celebrate his victory.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Turkish court paves way to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque Jul 10, 2020 07:53 PM IST

    UNESCO World Heritage Site: Turkish court paves way to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque

    President Tayyip Erdogan had proposed restoring the mosque status of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, a focal point of both the Christian Byzantine and Muslim Ottoman empires and now one of the most visited monuments in Turkey.

  • 'Lady in the well' sheds light on ancient human population movements Jun 01, 2020 08:22 PM IST

    'Lady in the well' sheds light on ancient human population movements

    The study provided the most comprehensive look to date of genetics revealing the movement and interactions of human populations in this area after the advent of agriculture and into the rise of city-states, two landmarks in human history.

  • In Istanbul under lockdown, baklava makers are essential workers May 24, 2020 03:54 PM IST

    In Istanbul under lockdown, baklava makers are essential workers

    A strict weekend curfew quiets the city’s joyous commotion, but offers up new moments of breathtaking beauty, both spiritual and natural. And essential sweets are still delivered.

  • Istanbul death toll hints Turkey is hiding a wider coronavirus calamity Apr 21, 2020 10:02 AM IST

    Istanbul death toll hints Turkey is hiding a wider coronavirus calamity

    Istanbul recorded 2,100 more deaths over recent years between March and April, The New York Times found, suggesting a hidden toll.

  • India probes alleged increase in subsidised import of soda ash from Turkey Mar 04, 2020 02:15 PM IST

    India probes alleged increase in subsidised import of soda ash from Turkey

    Applicants have alleged that material injury to the domestic industry is being caused due to subsidised imports from Turkey and they have requested for the imposition of countervailing duty on such imports.

  • Escalating Idlib battle raises risk of direct Russia-Turkey clash Mar 03, 2020 09:50 PM IST

    Escalating Idlib battle raises risk of direct Russia-Turkey clash

    Turkey says it has shot down three Syrian planes and destroyed eight helicopters and scores of tanks since last Thursday, when 34 Turkish soldiers were killed in an air strike, the deadliest attack on the Turkish army in nearly 30 years.

  • Turkey drone strikes kill 26 Syrian soldiers in NW Syria: monitor Mar 01, 2020 08:37 AM IST

    Turkey drone strikes kill 26 Syrian soldiers in NW Syria: monitor

    "Twenty-six members of the Syrian army were killed when Turkish drones targeted positions of the regime forces in the Idlib and Aleppo countryside," the Britain-based Observatory said.

  • Earthquake in Turkey-Iran border region kills 9, injures more than 100 Feb 24, 2020 09:18 PM IST

    Earthquake in Turkey-Iran border region kills 9, injures more than 100

    In Turkey, three of the dead were children, and 50 people were injured, including nine critically, the health ministry said.

  • India serves strong demarche on Turkey over Erdogan's Kashmir comments Feb 17, 2020 03:09 PM IST

    India serves strong demarche on Turkey over Erdogan's Kashmir comments

    In a strongly worded statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Erdogan's remarks reflected neither an understanding of history nor of the conduct of diplomacy and that they will have strong implications on India's ties with Turkey.

  • Plane skids off runway in Istanbul, killing three and injuring 179 Feb 06, 2020 08:15 AM IST

    Plane skids off runway in Istanbul, killing three and injuring 179

    Speaking to reporters in the eastern province of Van, Koca said that three people had died in hospital after the accident, adding that 179 out of the 183 passengers and crew on the plane were wounded.

  • Donald Trump discusses Syria, Libya with Turkey's Erdogan: White House Jan 28, 2020 09:23 AM IST

    Donald Trump discusses Syria, Libya with Turkey's Erdogan: White House

    "The two leaders discussed the need to eliminate foreign interference and maintain the ceasefire in Libya. The leaders agreed that the violence being carried out in Idlib, Syria must stop," White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a tweet.

  • Hopes fade for missing as Turkey earthquake death toll rises Jan 27, 2020 08:39 AM IST

    Hopes fade for missing as Turkey earthquake death toll rises

    Since the January 24 quake, there have been 714 aftershocks, 20 of them above four in magnitude

  • Rescuers scramble to find survivors after Turkey quake kills 22 Jan 25, 2020 06:45 PM IST

    Rescuers scramble to find survivors after Turkey quake kills 22

    Nearly 2,000 search and rescue personnel were sent to the region while thousands of beds, blankets and tents have been provided, the Turkish presidency said.

  • Vladimir Putin visits Turkey to talk Libya, Syria and gas Jan 08, 2020 10:30 AM IST

    Vladimir Putin visits Turkey to talk Libya, Syria and gas

    Russia's leader will seek to boost his credentials as a regional powerbroker at the symbolic opening of the TurkStream pipeline, which brings Russian gas to Turkey and southern Europe via the Black Sea.

  • US sending hundreds more troops after Baghdad embassy attacked Jan 01, 2020 08:40 AM IST

    US sending hundreds more troops after Baghdad embassy attacked

    Esper's announcement is the latest move by Washington to step up its defences in the region since US President Donald Trump in May 2018 pulled out of a multinational nuclear deal with Iran and re-imposed crippling economic sanctions.

  • Turkey Prez Erdogan in Tunisia for 'surprise' talks with counterpart Dec 25, 2019 04:00 PM IST

    Turkey Prez Erdogan in Tunisia for 'surprise' talks with counterpart

    The purpose of the talks was not immediately clear.

  • After brief respite, here’s why onion prices are expected to go up again: Report Dec 24, 2019 10:32 PM IST

    After brief respite, here’s why onion prices are expected to go up again: Report

    From the onset of the onion crisis, Turkey and Egypt have been two of the key onion import destinations for India.

  • Erdogan says Turkey will increase military support to Libya if necessary Dec 23, 2019 07:51 AM IST

    Erdogan says Turkey will increase military support to Libya if necessary

    Turkey backs Fayez al-Serraj's Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya, which has been torn by factional conflict since 2011, and has already sent military supplies to the GNA despite a United Nations arms embargo, according to a report by U.N. experts seen by Reuters last month.

  • Onion to be imported from Egypt, Turkey to control prices: Assam govt Dec 05, 2019 08:03 AM IST

    Onion to be imported from Egypt, Turkey to control prices: Assam govt

    During a discussion on sky-rocketing prices of essential commodities, Congress MLA Ajanta Neog alleged that unscrupulous syndicates were operating in the state, which resulted in a price rise of onion and the state government has no control on it.

  • Exercise utmost caution while travelling to Turkey: India's advisory to nationals Oct 23, 2019 09:56 PM IST

    Exercise utmost caution while travelling to Turkey: India's advisory to nationals

    The advisory comes amid strain in ties between the two countries after Ankara issued several statements on Kashmir since August 6.

  • Turkey says 'no need' to restart Syria offensive after deadline expires Oct 23, 2019 08:12 AM IST

    Turkey says 'no need' to restart Syria offensive after deadline expires

    A US-brokered deal had set a 120-hour deadline for Kurdish fighters' pullout from a proposed safe zone, which expired at 12:30 am IST.

  • Russia says Turkey's operation violates Syria's territorial integrity: Report Oct 22, 2019 06:38 PM IST

    Russia says Turkey's operation violates Syria's territorial integrity: Report

    Syromolotov, who said only the Russian and Iranian militaries had the legal right to be in Syria, made the comments as President Vladimir Putin held talks in southern Russia with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan.

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