West Africa and the Sahel region have been natural spheres of influence for France since the colonial days. However, over the last few years, France is increasingly facing threats here. Some of the recent incidents highlight this challenge. Last month, France suspended military ties and $12 million in aid to the Central African Republic (CAR). France is reportedly upset at the anti-French disinformation campaign in CAR. Moreover, it has objected
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.
Recently, navies of India and Greece held joint naval exercises near Crete islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The Mediterranean is turning into a hotly contested region after Turkey has laid its illegal claims to it. The apparent reason for Turkish claims is the rich energy deposits that this water body has. Thus, organising such an exercise when Turkey is openly and tacitly helping Pakistan against India sends a strong signal
Algeria, a former French colony in North Africa, has cancelled the license of France24 news alleging disinformation. The move holds significance as France24 is a French state-owned international news television network and is widely followed. While imposing the order, Algerian authorities alleged that the move was due to France24’s “clear and repeated hostility towards Algeria and its institutions”. Then, Algeria also rejected a 27,000-tonne French wheat shipment after dead animals
Naftali Bennett has several challenging tasks ahead of him as the new Prime Minister of Israel. Within 48 hours of his taking office, Hamas tested Bennett by sending incendiary balloons strapped with explosives. Bennett responded without any hesitation and bombed the perpetrators. However, apart from regional rivals, Bennett has a new challenge on the horizon, China! Chinese foreign policy for the Middle East had largely been passive over the years.
तुर्की को रोकने के लिए ग्रीस और ‘युएई’ का रणनीतिक साझेदारी समझौता अथेन्स/अबुधाबी – तुर्की के बढ़ते वर्चस्ववादी क़ारनामें रोकने के लिए ग्रीस ने ज़ोरदार गतिविधियाँ शुरू की हैं। पिछले कुछ महीनों में ग्रीस ने, अमरीका के साथ फ्रान्स, इस्रायल, इजिप्ट एवं भारत के साथ सहयोग बढ़ाने के लिए पहल की थी। इसमें अब ‘संयुक्त अरब अमीरात’ (युएई) का इज़ाफा हुआ है और ग्रीस ने इस देश के साथ सीधे
Europe could launch a digital currency in the next four years Frankfurt: – Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, expressed confidence that Europe could start a digital currency in the next four years. Only a few months ago, China announced Digital Yuan. Whereas, countries like the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany and France also have indicated to start efforts to launch digital currencies. Read More: http://www.newscast-pratyaksha.com/english/europe-could-launch-a-digital-currency-in-the-next-four-years/ 15 countries sign
Armenia accuses Azerbaijan Army of using cluster bombs prohibited by UN Yerevan/Baku: The war raging between Armenia and Azerbaijan since the past nine days only appears to be intensifying with each passing day. Armenia has accused Azerbaijan of using prohibited cluster bombs in the conflict. On the other hand, Azerbaijan government has alleged that Armenia had fired missiles and rockets into civilian areas. Read More: http://worldwarthird.com/index.php/2020/10/05/armenia-accuses-azerbaijani-army-of-using-cluster-bombs/ Turkey has clear objective
Greece to buy 18 Rafale fighters from France amid rising threat from Turkey, claims a Turkish daily Athens: Amid growing threat from Turkey, Greece is preparing to buy new fighter jets. The Greek government is already in talks with France and is to procure 18 Rafale jets from them as per local news outlets. Out of them, eight are believed to be deployed to Greece immediately. Read More: http://worldwarthird.com/index.php/2020/08/31/greece-to-buy-18-rafale-fighters-from-ankara/ Turkey
#TerrorStateTurkey: After criticising #IsraelUAE friendship deal, Turkey provokes by granting citizenship to Palestine’s Hamas leaders. To realize his Ottoman Empire dream, Erdogan is opposed to #MiddleEastPeace and is turning Turkey into a terror base. pic.twitter.com/xNTMkoqLf0 — Samir Dattopadhye (@samirsinh189) August 15, 2020 GCC condemns Turkey’s threats to UAE calling them ‘unacceptable’ Riyadh: – Dr Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), warned Turkey that the threat
सीरिया और घुसपैठी शरणार्थियों के मुद्दे पर यूरोपिय महासंघ और नाटो का तुर्की के साथ बना विवाद हुआ तीव्र ब्रुसेल्स – यूरोपिय देशों ने सीरिया के मुद्दे पर अपनी सहायता नही की तो यूरोप में शरणार्थियों के झुंड छोडेंगे, यह धमकी तुर्की के राष्ट्राध्यक्ष एर्दोगन ने दी थी| तभी तुर्की का ऐसे ब्लैकमेलिंग करना बर्दाश्त नही करेंगे, यह इशारा यूरोपिय देशों ने दिया था| इस पृष्ठभूमि पर ब्रुसेल्स में यूरोपिय