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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Why Turkish military has pushed into Syria against Kurdish forces

Washington's support to the Kurds has become a major sticking point in Turkey-US relations.

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Is Turkey heading towards a civil war?

It has issued a decree granting sweeping immunity to civilians who suppressed the coup bid against Erdogan government.

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How a court case in US involving Turkish gold trader could spell Erdogan’s undoing

But the brunt of the president's anger is likely to be faced by the innocent citizens incarcerated in Turkey.

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Shameful that Pakistan and Malaysia support Erdogan's witchhunt of dissident Turks

Ankara has been pressing governments worldwide to crack down on institutions affiliated with the Gulen movement that it blames for the 2016 coup bid.

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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POLITICS

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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.

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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.

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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.