Tag Archives: Turkey

Re-blog: Joshua Landis on Syria

As news has emerged that Russia is helping Syrian Kurdish YPG forces to establish a military base in northern, and despite a Russian denial, I find this post by Joshua Landis important to read. Many may disagree with him; still … Continue reading

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Europe and the Ottoman Tulips

  Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu- AA Photo Officials in several European countries have stopped mass rallies by top Turkish politicians to attract support for next April’s much anticipated constitutional referendum on a new Constitution that would expand the powers … Continue reading

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Assad, Isis, and Turkey

Portraits of Putin, Assad, Khamenei and Nasrallah in Aleppo -via Twitter In a TV interview on a Syrian state TV channel, Secretary of the Syrian Parliament Khaled Abboud alluded that the government has been redirecting the Islamic State (Isis)’s attacks, … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 30 ( July 25-31)

Top Headlines IMF mission arrives in Cairo to discuss Egypt’s loan request Al-Azhar rejects Egypt government decision to standardize Friday sermons Egypt has not received political asylum request from Turkish cleric Gulen Central Bank of Egypt decided to leave its … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 28 (July 11- 17)

Top Headlines Word “fire” is heard on voice recorder of doomed Egypt Air Egypt orders Muslim preachers to deliver identical weekly sermons Sisi will participate in Beijing G20 summit in September Egypt’s Sisi extends state of emergency in parts of … Continue reading

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Reblog: EU commission letter to Turkey on renewing accession negotiations

The letter on the deal the EU made with Turkey has finally been made public. Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake has published it together with her thoughts on the situation in Turkey. ‪ This paragraph, in my opinion, … Continue reading

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A collection of posts on the recent Turkish move in Syria and Iraq

Here is a selection of articles on the recent Turkish decision to strike the Kurdish PKK and the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. First, this EDAM discussion paper articulates the possible rationale of the recent Turkish intervention: “The rationale for … Continue reading

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Violent Islamism: Our amazing disgrace

Initially published in Egypt’s Ahram Friday’s carnage on three continents, in which scores of people died in Tunisia, Kuwait, and France has appalled the global community and reinforced international condemnation of the Islamic State (IS), which has claimed responsibility for them. … Continue reading

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The Arab World and Turkey

( President Erdogan- Photo via AP) In a historic election, the Turkish government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lost its parliamentary majority. The consequences of these results are felt not just in Turkey, but also throughout the Arab world. Erdogan … Continue reading

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What Will Happen After Turkey’s Elections on Sunday

Originally posted on Ottomans and Zionists:
When Turkish voters go to the polls this Sunday, it will mark the end of what has been an interminable 15 month long election cycle in Turkey encompassing municipal elections, a presidential election, and…

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