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FATF grey listed Turkey protests COP26 on ‘special treatment’ to India

Article by Sushant Singh, NRI Herald Australia Report : 16 November 2021

FATF grey listed Turkey protests COP26 on ‘special treatment’ to India

Turkey's President Erdoan reportedly boycotted the Glasgow Climate Summit earlier this month in protest at India's "special treatment." According to The Times of India, the Turkish leader questioned what he viewed as India's preferential treatment. The COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which began on November 31 and finished on November 13, drew heads of state and government from all around the world. After attending the G20 conference in Rome over the weekend, Erdoan was due to join them in Scotland, but instead returned to Turkey shortly after midnight on November 1. When our demands were not met we decided not to go to Glasgow," Erdoğan said. He said that the protocol standards Ankara sought were those always implemented on his international trips.

Sources told The Times of India, however, that Erdoğan protested India for the "special treatment" provided to it.

While the focus of the Glasgow climate conference was clearly on the crisis facing humanity and the inadequacy of attempts to address it, a side show was also taking place. When Turkey protested the 'Special treatment offered to India,' the host country, the United Kingdom, found itself in a sticky situation.

The administration has urged delegations to share hotels since Glasgow lacks the resources to host a huge global event of this magnitude. Similarly, buses were organised to transport the heads of state to the conference venue. Three countries were targeted for expectations. i.e, The host, USA and India. They were allowed to stay in hotels they had booked exclusively for themselves, while their leaders Boris Johnsom, Joe Biden and Narendra Modi reached the venue on 1st November in Motercades.

Officials, on the other hand, defended the disparity by claiming that it was a recognition of India's recent attempts to shed the label of "part of the issue" in relation to the climate catastrophe and move to the forefront of those who are perceived as sincerely working towards a solution.

PM Modi has also made a concerted effort to publicise his projects.

As part of the fight against climate change and environmental degradation, Swachh Bharat, Ujjwala, and Namami Gange have been launched. The Prime Minister Being a global circuit veteran with sufficient familiarity with the summit craft was also a factor.

In any event, few could begrudge India for attracting international attention after announcing a lofty goal of reducing predicted carbon emissions by one billion tonnes by 2030.

The lofty aim was unexpected, but it was said that it was vitally required to move out of the terrible scenario in which the country was dubbed the world's third greatest polluter and had a 4% share of glasshouse emissions between 1870 and 2019. Though dishonest, it could not have been overlooked, given the prominence that climate change has gained in global discourse, as evidenced by the influence of organisations such as the Green Party. Green issues have emerged as a role in shareholder activism in the west, thanks to celebrity activists and the growth of green concerns.

According to The Times of India, Erdoan expressed his discontent with the exceptions and questioned what he perceived as India's special treatment.

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