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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.

Podcast: Erdoğan’s neo-Ottomanism in effect with Turkey’s foreign occupation in Libya

Earlier this month, Libya’s first female foreign minister Najla Mangoush asked Turkey to cooperate in ending the presence of foreign forces in the country, a move that has prompted criticism from certain Libyan political groups. It was Islamists who attacked … Continue reading

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Podcast: Heyday of Turkey-Iran relations coming to an end

Here is my latest interview for Ahval’s Turkey Trends with Vahid Yücesoy, a PhD candidate at the University of Montreal with focus on Iran and Turkey. He highlighted how the heyday of relations between Turkey and Iran appears to be … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 19-2021 ( May 10-17)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi authorizes a new Suez Canal expansion project after ship blockade, dredging starts Egypt sends ambulances to pick up wounded from Gaza US is committed to helping reach win-win outcome in GERD issue UAE offers to mediate … Continue reading

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To The Spoilers Go The Victory

Originally posted on Ottomans and Zionists:
Nothing sends people to their instinctual and reflexive tribal bunkers like fighting between Israel and Hamas. Sometimes things are complicated and sometimes they are black and white, but it’s difficult to tell what’s what…

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Twitter thread: The complex legal situation of Jerusalem properties

As the escalation in Israel-Palestine continues to rise, it is important to understand the root of the current crisis. This interesting thread may help explaining the complexity of the situation in Jerusalem.

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Podcast: Did talks in Geneva get closer to uniting Cyprus?

Reposting my latest podcast for Ahval’s Turkey Trends on latest UN sponsored Cyprus talks with Fikri Toros, member of Turkish Cypriot TRNC parliament. Fikri Toros believes that the appetite for a just reunification exists on the Turkish Cypriot side.  “Turkish … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 18-2021 ( May 3-9)

Top Headlines France to sell Egypt 30 fighter jets in $4.5 billion deal, Egyptian and French armies carry out joint naval, air drills  Egypt and Turkey officials meet for talks to reset frayed ties  Egypt calls on Turkey to stop escalations against … Continue reading

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This Week In Egypt: Week 17-2021 ( Apr 26- May 2)

Top Headlines Egyptian PM: Egypt will not give up a single drop of its Nile water share Egypt and Sudan build pressure on Italian company responsible for building Ethiopia’s Nile dam Egypt appoints Chargé d’Affairs in Tripoli Turkey says better ties … Continue reading

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Podcast: Turkish parties show inability to come to terms with Armenian issue

Here is my latest podcast for Ahval’s Turkey Trends with Dr Aykan Erdmir on how Turkish parties show inability to come to terms with Armenian issue. The Turkish Foreign Ministry has for decades spent time and energy to fight against similar decisions across … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 16-2021 ( April 19-25)

Top Headlines Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi holds talks with Egypt’s El Sisi during visit to Cairo Egypt fires top railway official after deadly train crashes Egypt, Russia to resume flights between both countries Egyptian security kills three terrorists involved in executing … Continue reading

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