Less than a year back in the month of November 2015 the world witnessed an event which was going to be a face changer for it. It was on 24th November 2015 that Turkey’s F-16 combat aircraft shot down a Russian SU-24 fighter jet near the Russia-Turkey border. This even resulted in the bilateral relations of Turkey and Russia going through a complete 180-degree change in a snap.

Historically Turkey and Russia have had many ups and downs in their bilateral relationship. When Turkey joined NATO in the year 1952 and got aligned with the West, its relations with the then Soviet Union had got strained. Almost 4 decades later, following the dissolution of Soviet Union in 1991 the relations between Turkey and Russia improved quickly eventually leading to greater mutual trade. Although Turkey was always known to be a NATO and US ally, in the year 2009 the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Russia, met Russian President Vladimir Putin and signed many trade deals defining a new phase of bilateral relations.

Turkey's President Celal Bayar addressing US Congress in year 1954

Turkey’s President Celal Bayar addressing US Congress in year 1954

Failing Cryptocurrencies

This weekend, the value of Bitcoin crashed by over 10%. The event wiped off $200 billion of investor money from the crypto market in just 24 hours. For the last many weeks, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are in a freefall. Just before the $200 billion crash, Bitcoin received a major setback. Proposed Ban in Russia The Central Bank of Russia proposed a ban on trading, mining and usage of all

Russia proposes India several military technologies

India and Russia have a grand-old and time-tested relationship independent of any geopolitical constraints. Recently, Russia has proposed several military technologies to India while some are nearing delivery. It shows that the two countries are successfully keeping contentious issues at bay while advancing their mutual ties. S-400 missile Defence system One of the most talked-about and anticipated deals between India and Russia is the S-400 missile defence system. This weapon

Victory of Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijan's alliance with Turkey and Pakistan

Last year, the Azerbaijan-Armenia war turned out a disaster for Armenia. About 4,000 of its troops got killed, and it lost the region of Nagorno-Karabakh to Azeri forces. The defeat brewed a political storm for Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The opposition called for a referendum on his government, and Armenia went for national polls. However, despite the defeat, Armenians once again posed their faith in PM Pashinyan. Defeat at

Russia expanding strategic oil-gas capacity; Biden govt plans $715 bn defense budget to deter China

Russia expanding it’s strategic oil & gas capacity   Russia’s energy major, ‘Novatek’, has agreed to a long-term supply of LNG from the Arctic to China. Russia has further said that it will increase supplies of LNG to China over the next few years. Novatek is planning to build three LNG liquefaction trains, with each having 6.6 million tons capacity per annum. It will increase Novatek’s total LNG capacity by


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Terror attack on Iranian oil tanker destined for Syria, claims Syrian Prime Minister Tehran: Syrian Prime Minister Hussein Arnous accused that a terror attack was carried out on an Iranian oil tanker carrying oil to Syria, in the Red Sea marine region. The Syrian Prime Minister has not held anyone responsible for this attack.  Read More: 10 Russia-backed fighters killed in ISIS attack; Russia sends 300 troops to Al-Hasakah


इराक में हुए दोहरे आत्मघाती बम धमाके में ३२ की मौत बगदाद – इराक की राजधानी बगदाद में आतंकियों ने किए दोहरे आत्मघाती हमलों में कम से कम ३२ लोग मारे गए और करीब १०० घायल हुए हैं। इनमें से कुछ घायलों की स्थिति बड़ी खराब होने का दावा इराकी सुरक्षा यंत्रणा कर रही है। इसी बीच इस हमले में ‘आयएस’ के आतंकियों का हाथ होने की आशंका इराकी सेना


‘वेस्टर्न सहारा’ से संबंधित अमरीका के निर्णय पर रशिया की आलोचना मॉस्को/अल्जिअर्स – ‘वेस्टर्न सहारा’ पर मोरोक्को की संप्रभुता को मंजूरी देने का अमरीका का निर्णय एकतरफा है। अमरीका का यह ऐलान अंतरराष्ट्रीय नियमों का उल्लंघन करनेवाला है, ऐसी आलोचना रशिया के उप-विदेशमंत्री मिखाईल बोग्दानोव ने की है। रशिया के बाद मोरोक्को के पड़ोसी देश अल्जेरिया ने भी अमरीका के इस निर्णय की आलोचना की है।  आगे पढे :


Taliban-produced drugs entering Sri Lanka through Pakistan: Afghan Envoy Colombo: Afghanistan Ambassador to Sri Lanka, M. Ashraf Haidari accused that the narcotics coming from the Taliban are being smuggled into Sri Lanka, via Pakistan. Sri Lanka has declared a war against narcotic substances, for the last two years. Last year, a series of blasts were carried out in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.  Read More: More than 1,200 killed


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