Zahid Fayaz

Takeaways from the success story of Erdoğan

Takeaways from the success story of Erdoğan

On July 24th Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged as victorious in historic Presidential elections of Turkey. This despite the fact that an “atmosphere of revolt and resentment” had been created against him. This time it was not only certain strands of “liberals” and “seculars” who were openly opposing him but even his parent organization Saadet Party had risen […]

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Turkey to grant working visa to foreign students; need of reform of UN Security Council: Turk President Erdoğan

Turkey to grant working visa to foreign students; need of reform of UN Security Council: Turk President Erdoğan

Istanbul, 12 May 2018: “Turkey is expected to issue soon formal orders to grant working visa for foreign students who graduate from Turkish universities”, President Recep said here. Turkey hosts at least 117000 foreign students for various under-graduate, Masters and PhD courses. Addressing the 11th International Students Gathering at Istanbul’s Haliç Congress Centre here, President Erdogan announced, […]

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Why did Jamat e Islami not win elections in Pakistan?

Why did Jamat e Islami not win elections in Pakistan?

This piece will seem to be written against Jamat e Islami but that is not the reality – because I consider it to be the only party in Pakistan which upholds democratic values. It elects its Ameer by election and not by selection. This is why it is an asset of Pakistan and its protection […]

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The far-right in Europe has led us to catastrophe before; will we let it happen again?

The far-right in Europe has led us to catastrophe before; will we let it happen again?

Demonstrators gathered in front of the Turkish Consulate in Rotterdam in support of their right to free association were chased by security officers on horseback and with dogs over the weekend. Despite the background to the political row between Turkey and the Netherlands, most reasonable people would probably say that the only ones to benefit […]