France-Turkey spat over Libya arms bares NATO’s limits

first_imgThe dispute has also revealed NATO’s limits when its allies are or are perceived to be on different sides of a conflict – in this case in Libya – especially when a major nuclear ally like France has lamented the “brain death” at the world’s biggest security organization due to a lack of American leadership. BRUSSELS – The festering dispute between France and Turkey over a naval standoff in the Mediterranean Sea has shone a glaring searchlight on NATO’s struggle to keep order among its ranks and exposed weaknesses in a military alliance that can only take action by consensus. In this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, front right, speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron, front center, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a group photo at a conference on Libya at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. AP PHOTO/MICHAEL SOHNcenter_img According to French accounts of the June 10 incident in the Mediterranean, the French frigate Courbet was illuminated by the targeting radar of a Turkish warship that was escorting a Tanzanian-flagged cargo ship when the French vessel approached. (AP)last_img read more

Cricket News Sourav Ganguly’s First Reaction On Dhoni’s Retirement After Taking Over As BCCI Chief

first_imgNew Delhi: Newly elected BCCI president and former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday spoke for the first time about MS Dhoni’s future and said that he will speak to the selectors during his first meeting on October 24. Ganguly, who would be officially appointed as the BCCI chief on October 22 will hold his first meeting with the selectors on October 24 when they choose India’s squad for Bangladesh T20 series.Dhoni, one of the most successfull Indian captains, has not been available for selection since India’s exit from the 2019 World Cup after losing to New Zealand in the semi-final. Dhoni, who is also an Indian Army officer, missed the away West Indies tour as he had to go for training. He was not selected for the recently concluded T20I series against South Africa.Ganguly was is his home town Kolkata when reporters asked him about 38-year-old Dhoni’s future and he was quite clear in his answers. When asked about Dhoni’s absence from cricket for a long time, he said, “I will find out from the selectors when I meet them on 24th. I will find out what the selectors are thinking. Then I will put my opinion.”It was Ganguly under whose captainship Dhoni flourished in his early days. Ganguly was the captain of team India and had already given up his opening slot for Virender Sehwag when Dhoni joined the team. He recognised his capabilities and promoted Dhoni ahead of himself.Also Read | Cricket World Cup Every 3 Years? This Is What Ganguly Has To Say On ICC PlanGanguly said that he will talk to Dhoni about his future and then the board will take a call. “Let’s see what Dhoni wants,” he added. He also spoke about the other aspect of the game-day-night Tests – and said that Indian team under Virat Kohli is capable of doing well in the format.”Day-night Test is the way forward. Every country has to play day-night Test, that’s a long-term future for Test cricket. They (India) are a good side, they will win day-night Test matches also. There is no difference in day-night Test matches and day Tests. It’s just a different ball. They are such class players, they can win,” Ganguly said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more