Tag Archives: Turkey

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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Twitter Thread: Another church, another sad story from Turkey

Last month, the Turkish president Erdogan has converted two churches in Istanbul, Hagia Sophia and Chora church, to working mosques. Now Turkish officials have demolished an ancient Greek Orthodox church in the country’s northwestern province of Bursa, after the structure … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 35-2020 ( Aug 24-31)

Top Headlines Greek parliament ratifies maritime accord with Egypt  Acting leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood arrested in Cairo Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia conclude GERD meeting without agreement Egypt’s armed forces have killed 77 terrorist elements during various raids in the last … 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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This Week in Egypt: Week 32-2020 ( Aug 3-9)

Top Headlines   Egypt and Greece sign agreement on exclusive economic zone Turkey says Egypt-Greece deal falls in its continental shelf Egypt has decided to withdrew from latest Nile dam talks for internal consultations Egyptian-operated ship was unloading Ukrainian wheat in … Continue reading

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Rebranding the caliphate –a never-ending dystopian myth

  If not now, when?   if not you, who? With the image of pious Erdogan reciting the Quran in Hagia Sophia, and his head Mufti holding the sword of conquest it is no wonder that slogan appeared on social media. … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 31 ( July 27-Aug 2)

Top Headlines Egypt says Turkish seismic survey plans could encroach on its waters Eni, BP, Total hit gas at Bashrush prospect about 11 km offshore Egypt Somaliland recognition quest is boosted By Ethiopia And Egypt scramble for Hargeisa Egypt’s Sisi … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 30-2020 ( July 20-26)

Top Headlines Egypt says Sisi and Trump agree on need to maintain Libya ceasefire  Egypt and France conduct naval drill in Mediterranean Egypt’s Sisi discuses Libya, East Mediterranean developments with Greek PM Ethiopia wants non-binding agreement on GERD Egypt rejects … Continue reading

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Reblog: Erdoğan setting the stage for invalidating the Lausanne Treaty

This is a brilliant piece by Turkish writer Yavuz Baydar, published in, in Ahval, on Erdogan’s intention after converting Hagia Sophia to a mosque. Republished here with permission.    (Photo via Ahval) A spectre is haunting Europe, the spectre of Turkish … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 29-2020 (July 13-19)

Top Headlines AU-brokered GERD talks end with no deal African Union to hold mini-summit on GERD Egypt’s Sisi meets Libyan tribesmen after eastern call to intervene Egypt offers reusable face masks in state subsidy scheme  Egypt reports lowest daily coronavirus … Continue reading

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