What India must keep in mind when it comes to Turkey

Source: The Indian Express Relevance: India – Turkey relations are important for India’s engagement in West Asia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Synopsis: Turkey, Qatar, and China have become critical players in post-America Afghanistan. So, India needs to improve its relations with Turkey. How Turkey is engaging in Afghanistan? Afghanistan and Turkey have recently celebrated the centennial… Continue reading What India must keep in mind when it comes to Turkey

Explained: What is the Hagia Sophia?

News: Turkey’s highest court has allowed for the conversion of the nearly 1,500 year-old Hagia Sophia from a museum into a mosque. Facts: Hagia Sophia: It is the former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum located in Istanbul,Turkey. It was built in 537 AD(Byzantine architecture) during the… Continue reading Explained: What is the Hagia Sophia?

Sushma asks U.S. for Iran oil import waiver

The Government of India has urged the United States to continue waiver on sanctions for India on import of Iranian crude oil after the May 2 deadline was imposed by the U.S. administration. India has also emphasised that it would not be easy for India an alternative source for 23.5 million tonnes of oil,which is… Continue reading Sushma asks U.S. for Iran oil import waiver