In Turkey, Islamic foundations close to power extend their grip on senior civil servants

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is at the heart of a scandal accusing him of favoring Islamic foundations that support him. FRANCISCO SECO / AP LETTER FROM ISTANBUL An Islamic foundation linked to the family of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan questioned by the revelations of a whistleblower, this is a media hype which the Islamo-conservatives, … Read more

Beijing continues to tighten its grip on tech giants

Outside Alibaba’s Beijing office on August 24, 2021. NG HAN GUAN / AP Chinese e-commerce giants’ smartphone apps come in handy. With a few clicks, you can order the property of your dreams and obtain a loan to acquire it. It shouldn’t last. According to Financial Times from Monday, September 13, Beijing will force e-merchants … Read more

Recep Tayyip Erdogan strengthens his grip on the Turkish part of Cyprus

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar in the northern part of Nicosia in the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on July 20, 2021. IAKOVOS HATZISTAVROU / AFP Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the northern part of Cyprus on Monday July 19 and Tuesday July 20, where he reiterated … Read more