Category Archives: Turkey

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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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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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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Podcast: Turkey and proxies will try to stop Libya’s upcoming elections

Here is my latest podcast Ahval’s Turkish Trends discussing Libya with Aya Burweila, a senior adviser at the Research Institute for European and American Studies and a BBC Expert Woman in Terrorism and Radicalisation. Burweila said that Turkey and its … Continue reading

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Podcast: Turkey and Egypt- A discussion with Steven Cook

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu announced the beginning of a new era in the relations between Egypt and Turkey this week. Egypt’s lukewarm response to apparent olive branches from Turkey, on the other hand, has raised questions on the success … Continue reading

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Podcast: Ex-admirals declaration “gift from God” for Erdogan

I am delighted to collaborate with Ahval News with a series of podcasts on current affairs of Turkey. In my first podcast, I interviewed Dr. Steven Cook and discussed his latest piece on Turkey’s ex-admirals’ declaration on the Montreux Convention, … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 11-2021 (March 15-21)

Top Headlines Acclaimed Egyptian feminist Nawal Saadawi dies at age 89 Turkey asks Egyptian media to limit criticism of Egypt’s Sisi  Erdoğan says Egyptian people do not conflict with Turkey Egyptian president and Greek PM discuss regional issues, bilateral relations … Continue reading

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Oruc Reis Between Turkey and Greece

Oruç Reis, a Turkish research vessel, which is carrying out drilling surveys in the East Mediterranean sea, is getting close to the Greek island of Kastellorizo, raising the tension in the region to an alarming level.  It is no coincidence that Erdogan’s … Continue reading

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Podcast: Arabs are wondering, is Erdogan all talk? – Nervana Mahmoud- Ahval

I recorded this podcast with Ahval’s editor David Lepeska that war is a real possibility in the eastern Mediterranean, that Turkey has taken all decision-making power away from Libya’s Tripoli-based Government of National Accord and that Turkish President Erdogan has … Continue reading

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