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Neither Erdoğan’s victory, nor the Muslim Brotherhood’s protests are an Ottoman slap

Published in Hurriyet Daily News Following a trail of setbacks, Islamists in the Arab world have something to celebrate. Their hero, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has won in Turkey’s local elections, a victory Islamists in the Arab world are selling to their … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 15 ( April 7-13)

Main Headlines  Monday Egypt court upholds jailing of leading pro-democracy activists Egypt court sentences four gay men to prison Egypt arrests Islamistclose to Al-Qaeda’s Zawahiri Egypt political parties and activists request open lists in parliamentary polls Egypt to announce renaissance … Continue reading

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The Brotherhood, and Britain. The “terrorists or us” theory

The British decision to launch an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood and its alleged links with radical militancy has sparked widespread controversy. Many people are justifiably surprised by the sudden decision and the possibility that it is politically motivated by … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 14 (March 31- April 6)

Main Headlines Monday Al-Jazeera reporters plead for release Egypt’s ex-army chief Sisi snapped cycling in Cairo Egypt announces arrest of Ansar al-Sharia members linked to shooting attacks Al-Azhar university expel 25 students for their alleged rules in riots Defense minister … Continue reading

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Egypt: The state, the army, and the future

Following months of speculation, leaks, and predictions, Egypt’s army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has announced his resignation, paving the way for a long-awaited presidential campaign. Sisi’s resignation, speech, and candidacy are unique in the history of Egypt. Although the country … Continue reading

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Is Something Rotten In Ankara’s Mayoral Election? A Very Preliminary Statistical Analysis

Originally posted on Erik Meyersson:
Having today seen tweets on numerous alleged voting irregularities in Turkey and thanks to Twitter user @erenyanik I came across this CHP/STS dataset of voting data in the Greater Municipality of Ankara, one of the tightly contested (less…

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On Egypt’s Mass Death Sentences

I know it is a bit late, but here are my thoughts on Egypt’s latest Judicial fiasco…… Egypt _____, a court in Minya south of Egypt, sentenced five hundred and twenty-nine Muslim Brotherhood defendants to death for the murder of … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 13 ( March 24-30)

  Main Headlines Monday A court in Egypt sentences to death 528 Morsi’s supporters to death Fast’ and ‘bizarre’ death penalty will be appealed: Defense lawyers Defense team to appeal the verdict Al- Jazeera’s Greste says charges are baseless Egypt court … Continue reading

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Timeline of the Current Turmoil in Turkey

(Turkish PM Erdogan addresses supporters on March 23, photo via Radio Free Europe) December 17 52, including sons of Turkish ministers, detained in fraud and bribery probe December 18 Turkish police capture 4.5 million dollars in the house of Halkbank … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 12 ( Mar 17-23)

Main Headlines  Monday Egypt military chief reshuffles commanders Mohamed al-Shahat appointed chief of Egypt’s second field army Egypt court rejects request to replace judge in Morsi’s trial Egypt’s Presidential Election Commision issues regulations for upcoming polls Interim president Mansour: Egypt … Continue reading

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