Mohammad Behzad Fatmi

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Political writer and commentator. He writes widely in the Indian and international media, mainly on Turkish politics.

POLITICS

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One year of failed Turkey coup: What is wrong with Turkish politics

Since July 15, 2016, the rule of law in the country has degraded at an alarming speed.

POLITICS

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Why Turkey’s president Erdogan is no friend of India

Pakistan has something to do with it.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Hard-hitting questions Indian media must ask Erdogan when he meets Modi

Journalists must ask Turkey's president how he claims to have advanced his country's democracy, when facts suggest otherwise.

POLITICS

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Why the world will keep questioning the legitimacy of Turkey’s referendum

Recep Erdogan will have powers at his disposal that no other president in developed democracies has.

POLITICS

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Hounding of Indian journalists by BJP mirrors Turkey's crackdown on media

Simultaneous abuse of the religion in majority and stoking of nationalist sentiments by the ruling regime must alarm us.

POLITICS

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Assassination of Russian ambassador shows depth of Turkish political crisis

It's too early to name anyone for the crime, but Andrei Karlov was no victim of the Gulen movement.

POLITICS

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Questions to be asked to Turkey foreign minister visiting India

Mevlut Cavusoglu is in India from August 18-20.

POLITICS

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Indian Muslim scholars’ support for Turkey's Erdogan is alarming

Their prime concern seems the defence of a political Islamist who talks of the revival of a lost caliphate.

POLITICS

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How democracy failed to survive in aftermath of Turkey coup attempt

Erdogan government is trying to further muzzle the opposing voices in the country.

POLITICS

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Erdogan is escaping scrutiny by blaming Gulen for failed Turkey coup

The ruling dispensation has created a superficial, larger than life enemy.