As Earthquake Fatalities Reach 15,000, Turkey’s President Acknowledges “Shortcomings”.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday conceded “shortcomings” after reviewing his government’s response to the massive earthquake that has killed over 15,000 people in Turkey and Syria. The sprawling scale of the disaster that smoothed thousands of structures, entrapping an unknown number of people, has swamped relief operations formerly hampered by indurating downfall. Survivors have been left to scramble … Read more

2023 Turkish Elections: Voters to Decide Erdogan’s Future

In 2023, Turkey will have presidential and parliamentary elections that will determine the country’s future. Erdogan faces a strong challenge as a six-party coalition of opposition parties seeks to depose him. Background to the Elections After a controversial referendum in 2017, the country transitioned from a parliamentary system to a presidential form of government. In the 2018 presidential elections, Recep … Read more

Erdogan warns Sweden not to expect support for NATO bid.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Sweden not to expect his country’s backing for their NATO bid after the Quran burning row.  On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sternly told Sweden not to expect Turkey’s backing for their NATO membership bid.  The announcement comes days after a copy of the Quran was burnt in front of the Turkish embassy … Read more

“India’s unflinching support for earthquake-stricken Turkey and Syria is shown by Operation Dost”

In the Turkish city of Gaziantep, groups from (NDRF) India’s National Disaster Response Force have already started conducting search and rescue operations (Image courtesy: MEA). India continues to demonstrate its HADR) Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief  powers in action by transmitting significant humanitarian help to earthquake-stricken Turkey and Syria under “Operation Dost,” upholding the G20 motto of “One Earth, One … Read more

Kemal Kilicdaroglu: Turkish Opposition’s 2023 Presidential Challenger to Erdogan

Abstract In the impending 2023 presidential election, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the head of Turkey’s largest opposition party, CHP, plans to take on President Erdogan. “ Our table is the table of peace. Our only goal is to take the country to days of prosperity, peace, and joy.” Kilicdaroglu, chairman of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), told about 2,000 people gathered in … Read more

Seismologist’s explanation of the recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria

In the southeast of Turkey, close to the Syrian border, a very large earthquake happened. Seismometer data, which describes the intensity of ground shaking brought on by earthquake waves, indicate that this event, which occurred early on February 6, registered a magnitude of 7.8 on the magnitude scale. Seismic waves were detected by sensors all throughout the world, even as … Read more

Turkey condemns the burning of the Quran in a protest in Sweden.

Turkey condemns Sweden for Quran burning by a far-right politician at an Islamophobic protest in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. The Turkish government expressed anger by denouncing Sweden for the Quran burning by a far-right politician at an Islamophobic protest in front of its embassy in Stockholm.  On Saturday, Turkey announced it was canceling the Swedish Defence Minister … Read more