Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Will the Samarkand spirit revive the word ‘mutual’ in world affairs?

The keyword in the Samarkand Declaration seemed to be “mutual”: mutual respect, mutual trust, mutual consultation, and mutual benefit. It harks back to the Bandung Spirit with an emphasis on sovereignty and equality

Leftist parties in Turkey form new political coalition

The new alliance, the Union of Socialist Forces, has resolved to put an end to the conservative rule in Turkey led by Erdoğan and the AKP, as well as defend secularism and withdraw from NATO

Israeli forces ransack, seal offices of 6 Palestinian rights groups & other stories

In today’s episode, we take a look at Israeli raids on Palestinian rights groups, Turkey and Israel normalizing ties, firefighters in New Zealand going on strike, and a UN warning on Myanmar

Turkish aggression in Syria Turkey continues its aggression inside Syria, kills four 

Turkey controls a large part of northern Syria since 2019 and demands the creation of a buffer zone 30 kilometers deep inside the country to prevent alleged attacks from Kurdish militias 

Turkish shelling in Syria Turkish shelling inside Syria kills five, destroys civilian infrastructure 

Turkey has been targeting and invading war-ravaged Kurdish majority regions of Syria and Iraq for many years now, killing hundreds and displacing thousands of people in complete violation of international laws

Daily Round up | Israel attacks Gaza again and other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of the Israeli attack on Gaza, the meeting between the Russia and Turkish presidents and the intense parliamentary activity in Brazil ahead of the elections

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Ukraine war is losing its sparkle. Where’s the lady with the lamp?

Searching for the needle in a haystack is exciting, as there could be sudden surprises. There are growing signs that the diplomatic front on Ukraine conflict is livening up

Turkish health workers struggle for better working conditions

Şebnem Korur Fincancı, President of the Turkish Medical Association, talks about the ongoing struggles being fought by health workers in the country for better working conditions

Astana process on Syria Astana Process renews demands for US withdrawal from Syria, takes stand against external aggression

The presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran met as part of the Astana Process at a time when Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been declaring his intent to launch a fresh invasion of northern part of Syria

Istanbul convention Turkey Top court upholds Erdoğan’s decision to withdraw Turkey from Istanbul Convention

After a year of pressure from opposition parties and rights groups, the court ruled to uphold the Turkish president’s unilateral decision to withdraw from a binding convention that seeks to protect women and girls from violence

Turkish attack inside Iraqi Kurdistan kills five civilians, injures two

Scores of Iraqis have been killed since Turkish forces launched their so-called Operation Claw Lock in Iraqi Kurdistan in April, allegedly to fight the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK)

Putin’s summits next week will strengthen ties with Iran, Turkey

The Russian president’s visit comes at a highly transformative period in the US approach toward both Turkey and Iran and following Joe Biden’s crucial visit to West Asia