Putin heads to Tehran for talks with leaders of Iran, Turkey

Putin is seeking to bolster ties with Tehran, a fellow target of severe US sanctions and a potential military and trade partner TEHRAN: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Iran starting Tuesday is intended to deepen ties with regional heavyweights as part of Moscow’s challenge to grinding the United States and Europe amid its campaign … Read more

Explained: Why is Turkey opposing the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO?

Weeks after Turkish president Racep Erdogan announced his opposition to fast-track NATO membership for Finland and Sweden, leaders of two Nordic countries and NATO will meet Erdogan Tuesday (June 28) to break the deadlock. In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, historically neutral Sweden and Finland had first applied to join the North Atlantic Treaty … Read more

From classy kaftan to short breezy dress, Malaika Arora is teasing fans with breathtaking pictures from Turkey | Photogallery

01 / 25 /celebs/bollywood/from-classy-kaftan-to-short-breezy-dress-malaika-arora-is-teasing-fans-with-breathtaking-pictures-from-turkey/eventshow/92040507.cms 01 From classy kaftan to short breezy dress, Malaika Arora is teasing fans with breathtaking pictures from Turkey Pics | From classy kaftan to short breezy dress, Malaika Arora is teasing fans with breathtaking pictures from Turkey Photos | From classy kaftan to short breezy dress, Malaika Arora is teasing fans … Read more

The dangerous intellectual fad of ‘civilisation’

Civilization is an intellectual fad sweeping across the corridors of power in important capitals around the world. Since civilisations are the broadest cultural entities into which the human species is often divided, one would have expected civilisationism to transcend nationalism. Yet the civilisational rhetoric of today is mostly an exercise in rebranding nations — an … Read more

Explained: Why Turkey is wary of Sweden and Finland’s NATO bid

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has thrown a spanner In the works of Sweden and Finland’s historic decisions to seek NATO membershipdeclaring that he cannot allow them to due to their alleged support of Kurdish militants join and other groups that Ankara says threaten its national security. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has voiced confidence … Read more

Explained: Why are foes Turkey and Saudi Arabia fixing ties?

The killing of columnist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in Istanbul sent an already tense and shaky relationship between Turkey and Saudi Arabia into complete free fall. Fast-forward 3 1/2 years later and it appears Turkey and Saudi Arabia are attempting to build a bridge and move on. In his first trip to Saudi Arabia … Read more