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About nervana111

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

Turkish citizenship is for sale, but will Arabs buy in?

    If you are rich and want to acquire Turkish citizenship, then congrats, your wish has come true. Turkey has significantly eased requirements for acquiring Turkish citizenship. The new regulations reduce the limits for fixed capital investments to acquire Turkish citizenship, … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: NYT David Kirkpatrick and Egypt’s Copts

Journalist and International correspondent for the New York Times has recently wrote an article in Church Times about Egypt’s Copts and their relationship with the Egyptian President Sisi. The article was full of disputed ideas that were promptly addressed by Samuel Tadros, … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 28 ( Sept 17-23)

Top Headlines Egypt court orders release of ex-president Mubarak’s sons Egypt presents new plan to return control of Gaza to PA Austria urges EU to launch migrant talks with Egypt Trump to meet Israel, Egypt, Japan leaders during a gathering … Continue reading

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This Week in Egyp: Week 37 ( Sept-10-16)

Top Headlines Egypt arrests ex-President Mubarak’s sons for embezzlement Germany’s DW: Sex allegations against ex-staffer is credible Egypt’s prosecutor-general: Death of two British tourists in Hurghada caused by E. coli Bacteria France presses close ally Egypt to suspend mass death … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 36 -2018 ( Sept 3-9)

Top Headlines Egypt sentences hundreds over 2013 pro-Morsi protests, including 75 to death An Egyptian Man was arrested after backpack ignites near U.S. embassy in Cairo Egypt’s foreign debt rises to $92.64 bln at end-June Egyptian church suspends one monk … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 35 (Aug 27-Sept 2)

Top Headlines Ethiopian PM and Egyptian President Hold Talks In Beijing Egypt’s Sisi appoints Major General Sherif Seif El-Din Hussein as new head of the country’s anti-corruption authority Egypt‘s Sisi ratifies law to clamp down on social media Manal Mikhail … Continue reading

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Qatar’s Turkish Gamble

  Early last July, as the Gulf crisis between Qatar and its neighbours entered its second year, the leadership in Doha projected a defiant and confident image. The presence of Turkish troops on its soil and the flood of Turkish … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 34 ( August 20-26)

Top Headlines  4 police officers and 4 militants were killed in an attack in North Sinai’s Al-Arish ISIS claims responsibility for Sinai’s Al-Arish attack Egypt’s FM and intelligence chief head to Ethiopia to discuss Renaissance Dam Holidaymakers to be evacuated … Continue reading

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How Did Iran Win in Syria?

  Photo via Reuters   It is over – the Syrian revolution has ended. Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad took full control of the province of Deraa, the birthplace of the 2011 protests. Now Assad has regained control … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 33 ( August 13-19)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi ratifies law tightening control over websites Egypt prosecution refers killers of Bishop Epiphanius to criminal court Egyptian president Sisi meets Saudi King Salman in Neom City Egypt’s central bank keeps interest rates unchanged Israeli official confirms head … Continue reading

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