Tag Archives: Turkey

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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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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This Week in Egypt: Week 15-2021 ( April 12-18)

Top headlines Egypt joins Gulf region’s combined maritime forces led by US Suez Canal receives giant dredger in planned upgrade Turkish foreign minister says new period starting in Egypt ties Greece FM Nikos Dendias visits Egypt Ethiopia will carry out … 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 14-2021 ( April 5-11)

Top Headlines Three-way talks in Kinshasa over Ethiopian dam fail  Egypt, Sudan reject Ethiopian proposal on data exchange ahead of second filling of GERD Egypt and Sudan is considering ‘all options’ regarding GERD dispute with Ethiopia Greece, Egypt, and Cyprus … 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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This Week in Egypt: Week 10-2021 ( Mar 8-14)

Top Headlines Turkey says it has restarted diplomatic contacts with Egypt Egypt says Turkey must lay ground for normalising ties with actions U.S. joins West in rare criticism of Egypt on human rights abuses Sudan’s PM Hamdok starts of 2-day … Continue reading

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