Turkey in much better position after Khashoggi death, Ian Bremmer says
27 October 2018 | 5:20 am
Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president and author of "Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism," discusses the top geopolitical issues impacting markets with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
Protesters have taken to the streets across Turkey after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan formally withdrew from the world's first binding treaty to combat domestic violence. Erdogan said the Istanbul Convention had been hijacked by people trying to normalize homosexuality and was incompatible with traditional family values.
In Turkey, inflation reached a record annual rate of 36 percent at the end of 2021. The Turkish lira has plummeted and in supermarkets, workers are forced to change price tags on basic necessities several times a day. Turks are increasingly struggling to buy staple foods like flour and milk. While some have taken to satirising the crisis on social media, protests remain rare out of fear of repression. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Nedelec.
Inflation in Turkey has soared to nearly 49 percent - the highest level in two decades. It's another sign that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's unorthodox monetary policy may not be bearing fruit. Also in the show: as energy prices surge, British authorities unveil more financial aid for electricity bills, and Facebook shares plunge as it reports a drop in user numbers for the first time.
Turkish rights activist Osman Kavala has been jailed for over four years for alleged involvement in the 2016 coup plot, although he has not been convicted of any crime. European rights bodies have demanded his release.
Turkey’s economy is in crisis. But President Erdogan had his head in the sand. So, how long can he cling on to power? And what will follow? Guests: Sinem Adar (SWP), Bülent Mumay (journalist), Christian Hanelt (Middle East expert)
A Turkish court has ordered that activist Osman Kavala must stay in jail, where he has been for four years without conviction. He is being held on an espionage charge widely seen as fabricated.
Turkey can limit the crossing of Russian warships from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea through its straits under the Montreux Convention. Could it have an impact on Moscow's military agression against Ukraine?
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said no progress on a cease-fire was made at talks with his Russian counterpart. The meeting in Turkey was the first at this level since Russia's attack on Ukraine began.
Turkey is one of the many countries calling for calm in Ukraine. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government will relentlessly try to find a long-lasting ceasefire and Turkey has already hosted the first high-level peace talks between the Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers. But Ankara is walking something of a tightrope because it's traditionally a friend of Ukraine and has been supplying drones to Kyiv. Yet it also depends on Russia for gas. Our Turkey correspondent Jasper Mortimer tells us more.
This week began with shock and outrage across the globe at the horrific images of what the invading Russian forces left behind them in the town of Bucha. And now, the week ends with more horrific images: dozens of people, many of them women and children, killed in twin rocket attacks on a train station in Kramatorsk in the East of Ukraine.
A jet full of cocaine in Brazil shows Turkey's increasing role in global drug trafficking. The UN drugs agency says the cocaine is sent via Turkey to EU countries, as well as Eastern European and Middle Eastern nations.
This week began with shock and outrage across the globe at the horrific images of what the invading Russian forces left behind them in the town of Bucha. Now, the week ends with more horrific images: dozens of people, many of them women and children, killed in twin rocket attacks on a train station in Kramatorsk in the east of Ukraine.
1 hour ago
A year ago, the Taliban retook Kabul. In their first press conference after seizing power in Afghanistan, they surprised the world with the announcement of moderate policies. A key pledge was to address women's rights.
1 hour ago
Translation and language-learning giants like Google and DuoLingo are expanding language databases available online, in a push to widen representation and reduce bias in artificial intelligence systems. Residents in countries like Uganda where the native tongue Luganda is not taught in schools, say adding their languages to these platforms could be a game changer.
1 hour ago
Germany's €9 monthly travel pass has boosted rail usage, particularly in more rural and tourist areas, the latest statistics suggest. However, road usage is virtually unchanged, suggesting little impact on commuters.
2 hours ago
Beijing's military threats against Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi's visit are unprecedented. For the time being, however, not much will likely change as neither country can do without the other as a trading partner.
2 hours ago
The top German official for antiziganism says Romani people face structural discrimination in Ukraine. Roma make up 1-1.5% of the country's population.
2 hours ago
Among the dangers posed by the war in Ukraine is the risk of a nuclear catastrophe at Europe's largest nuclear plant, which is now under Russian control — in a war zone. The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, spoke to DW about his concerns over the situation at the Zaporizhzhia plant.