Author Archives: nervana111

About nervana111

Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues. The only practising doctor who write in Middle Eastern politics in UK.

Podcast: Turkey and NATO

Ahead of NATO summit in Brussels, I recorded this podcast with Steven Cook, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Aval’s Turkey Trends, on how Turkey presents a geopolitical dilemma for NATO.

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Podcast: Turkey’s crime boss Sedat Peker

Reposting my podcast for Ahval’s Turkey Trend with Ryan Gingeras,  a professor of Turkish and Middle Eastern history at the Naval Postgraduate School in the United States. on crime boss Sedat Peker and his claims of corruption at the heart … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 23-2021 ( June 7-13)

Top Headlines Egypt and Sudan urge Ethiopia to negotiate seriously over giant dam  Egypt Asks for UN Help in Long-Running Ethiopian Dam Dispute Egypt signs 1.7 billion euros of financing deals with France Egyptian firms plot return to Libya as … Continue reading

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Will Egypt inherit Gaza?

Egypt sent building equipments to Gaza – Via yahoo History repeats itself is a valid cliché in the Middle East. Following the defeat of the Arab states by Israel in 1948, the Israel-Egypt Armistice Agreement was signed in Rhodes on February 24, … Continue reading

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Turkey Trends Podcast: The latest rapprochement between Turkey and Greece

Here is my latest podcast for Ahval’s Turkey Trends with European affairs analyst Yannis Koutsomitis on the recent rapprochement between Turkey and Greece. Following a year of heightened tensions, Turkey and Greece have initiated joint action and cooperation on tangible projects, Turkish Foreign … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 22-2021 ( May 31-4June 6)

Top Headlines Egypt sends building equipment to begin Gaza reconstruction  Erdogan woos Egypt and Gulf states in push to repair ties Egypt permits women to work in Egypt’s State Council and Public Prosecution Egypt plans to vaccinate 40% of population … Continue reading

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Podcast: Erdoğan keeping Kavala behind bars based on conspiracy theories

Here is my latest Turkey Trends Podcast for Ahval with Henri J. Barkey, an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Prof. Barkey explained how the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan … Continue reading

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Podcast: On Turkey and Israel, and the recent escalation in Gaza

Reposting my podcast for Ahval’s Turkey Trends with Michael Koplow , Policy Director at the Israel Policy Forum in Washington D.C., on the relations between Turkey and Israel and how both Israel and Egypt seek to keep Turkey out of … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 21-2021 ( May 24-30)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi and president Biden discuss Gaza cease-fire and reconstruction  Blinken says U.S. and Egypt are working closely to reinforce ceasefire in Gaza Israeli FM visits Egypt for first time in 13 years Egypt’s intelligence chief holds talks with … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 20-2021 ( May 17-23)

Top Headlines Israel and Hamas agree Gaza truce after Egyptian mediation Egypt’s Sisi thanks Biden for role in making ceasefire in Gaza succeed US Secretary of State to visit Egypt as part of Middle East tour following Cairo-brokered ceasefire in Gaza … Continue reading

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